Local homeless charity Off the Fence fundraising for ‘Hygiene For All’

Gscene Editorial Team March 5, 2020

Let’s take homelessness to the cleaners..

For over 20 years Off the Fence has worked in the community to alleviate the experience of homelessness, providing food, clothing, washing facilities and laundry facilities. The charity also takes responsibility for signposting rough sleepers and the homeless towards places of refuge, essential services and entitled assistance – and provides a postal address for those who need health treatment, to open a bank account or to claim benefits.

The Brighton based charity is committed to providing mobile hygiene, shower and laundry vans for the most vulnerable and marginalised in the community. The charity is seeking to raise £1500 via the Aviva crowdfunding platform. The fundraising page for pledges was launched yesterday. 

In 2018/2019 Hygiene For All was set up to address the acute lack of hygiene facilities in the City – leading to conditions such as skin problems, impaired movement, decayed teeth, foot pain and even seizures. The charity believes that if treated early enough all these can be prevented.

A commonly voiced complaint is having to travel on public transport or walking on busy streets whilst in a dirty or unkempt state – and this is largely due to the lack of public washing and laundry facilities. The Laundry Van, Shower Van and Hygiene Van are the answer to this problem but the charity needs ongoing financial help to allow clients to feel better, look better and be part of the community once again.

Combined with the Hygiene For All Day Centre and Evening Outreach, Hygiene For All is already playing a significant role in transforming the lives of the vulnerable in Brighton & Hove.

With the help of crowdfunding, the charity will make a difference to the most disadvantaged in the most practical way possible.

Crowdfunding contributions can be made via this link: