Testimonies - Volunteers
"I have been with fresh start for over 20 years, we started as a very small club which was held in Jerome and Machelles garden shed. From there we moved to moulsecoomb Hall where kidz club really took off. It was amazing to see the kids opening up and just being kids. It was a struggle but the rewards were worth it. We were truly blessed when we moved to lewes Road. Because then we started to expand into other areas to become the success we are today. God willing we will continue what we started all those years ago knowing that so many families benefit from our efforts.
For me it has been a privilege to be involved."
“Growing up in Fresh Start has given me a greater understanding of helping others, as well as learning more about myself as an individual.
“I believe Fresh Start is truly a place for everyone to fit in. Family, friend or stranger alike!”
“It has been such a privilege to be one of the volunteers at Freshstart. It is a special place of overflowing generosity, kindness, compassion, practical help, equipping for life and time for people. I especially remember the grateful hearts of families overwhelmed by gifts of food and toys at Christmas, knowing that the season would otherwise have been so different, children responding to the rhythm and order of Kidz Club on Friday afternoons, sharing the joys and sorrows of their week and everyone joining in to celebrate the value and uniqueness of each one.“
"The experience I have gained has been priceless and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the children and it has been an absolute privilege to be involved in such a caring community. The work you all do is amazing and I am so proud to have been a part of it"
IO (Brighton University Student)
"I really enjoyed volunteering with fresh start it taught me new things and inspired me to do more in the community."
Testimonies - Donors
"I can honestly say that Fresh Start has been an absolute joy to work with and we are delighted that you find the recipe bags and supplies of great value to your community."
Brighton and Hove Food Partnership
"Supporting Fresh Start is so important year after year as the service they provide to the community is invaluable. Families sometimes need an extra hand with everyday life and this is where Fresh Start assist. They are so caring to all those that they help and always so grateful for all the support they receive themselves. Fresh Start make a real difference to real people."
LS Local school contact
"So happy to support such a caring local community of helpers. Whilst seeing first hand the incredible work they do with these families. Just listening to some of the their success stories is so uplifting. Long may they continue."
Merry Maids society
" Fresh Start is an excellent organisation that does outstanding work supporting families, many of whom are facing challenging situations, in Brighton and Hove. Brighton Lions Club have been pleased and proud to support Fresh Start over the past few years".
Bob Brown, Secretary and Grants Officer of Brighton Lions
"Thank you so much for all your continued support to the families who are in need and especially this year has been a very challenging year for everyone. Your hard work and team spirit keep it going year after year!!"
JJ Regular Donor
"You do wonderful things."
NH Regular Donor
"Christmas Cheer is a great project as it pinpoints a time which can be particularly stressful for families in difficult situations, and enables those families to have a much better experience of Christmas. In addition, its focus on getting to know people and their needs is really important."
ZF Regular Donor