Brighten the lives of children through Lego. Following successful fundraising, three friends after seeing the impact it had on children who received the sets they decided to set up fairy Bricks
They work closely with hospital play teams to deliver the sets they actually need. So far they have given Lego to over 46 hospitals.
They are always looking for new people to get involved, be it have a fundraising side, or can recommend a hospital or hospice you have connection with, delivering sets to venues. Donate new and sealed sets for Fairy Bricks to pass on
You can also see Fairy Bricks at numerous events, I saw them at Brighton Model World exhibition in Feb 2015
Emmaus Brighton & Hove is the largest Emmaus Community in the UK
They have 48 resident Companions who staff our shops and café. They are situated in Portslade Old Village on the south coast of England 4 miles west of the centre of Brighton.
Emmaus Communities enable people to move on from homelessness, providing work and a home in a supportive, family environment. Companions, as residents are known, work full time collecting and reselling donated furniture. This work supports the Community financially and enables residents to develop skills, rebuild their self-respect and help others in greater need.
Central to the work of an Emmaus community is helping others. Our founder said 'serve first the one who suffers most'. For more on this aspect of our work see our "How we help" section on this website.
Companions receive accommodation, food, clothing and a small weekly allowance, but for many, the greatest benefit is a fresh start. To join a Community, they sign off unemployment benefits and agree to participate in the life and work of the Community to the best of their abilities.
Emmaus is a secular movement with 350 communities and groups spanning 37 countries, with 25 Communities in the UK. Each Community aims to become self-supporting, with any surplus donated to others in need.
They save good food destined for waste and send it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people. The food they redistribute is fresh, quality and in date surplus from the food industry and the charities they work with can be found across the UK.
Brighton-based charity working to build schools and support education in some of the poorest parts of Africa. Achieve this through fund raising events in the UK, including flagship superhero themed race, The HEROES RUN