Consortium’s Charity of the year – Turning Tides

Last Year we supported Sussex Cancer Fund and although we are a small team we managed to raise £2,412. While we will continue to support them, as our team are Business Ambassadors for the charity, we have chosen a new good cause to support throughout 2019. So, our chosen Charity for 2019 is the hard working and much-needed Turning Tides. Turning Tides is a Sussex charity working to end local homelessness.

The Consortium Team will once again be taking on their own individual challenges to help the charity, as well as supporting some of Turning Tides own events. Consortium is also providing Turning Tides pro bono marketing support.

Lara Squires, Director said “We have chosen Turning Tides to support this year because there is a growing need for more support within the county. As a small team, our individual fundraising capacity will never be really significant but by donating some time and our expertise we may be able to help Turning Tides make a difference.”

Lucy Knowles, Community Fundraising Manager, saidConsortium kindly contacted us some time ago to offer pro bono marketing support to Turning Tides.  With a new fundraising team in place we are now delighted to be getting support and advice from them in developing our Ambassador programme and promoting our biggest annual fundraising event – Go the Distance.  With their support, we hope to recruit many more volunteers to help us in various fundraising endeavours and to spread the word about Turning Tides and the work we do in the local community.  With their help, we also hope to double the number of participants in Go the Distance from 2018 and have increased support in terms of corporate sponsorship – hopefully doubling the amount we raise on last year.”

More about Turning Tides

Turning Tides was started in 1991 by four local Christians who took soup, blankets and sleeping bags to the seafront to local homeless people. From this small beginning, Turning Tides was born. They now work across Sussex in Worthing, Littlehampton, Horsham and East Grinstead and have grown to over 100 staff and 300 volunteers. They provide a range of services, which offer opportunities to regain independence. They have grown to over 100 staff and 300 volunteers.

Turning Tides believe that everyone has the right to a home, regardless of the difficulties and issues they may face in their lives. They believe in showing those who need our help, that the wider community are there to support them and to offer hope for a better future.

The work undertaken by Turning Tides is crucial, people who live in their accommodation receive the specialist support they need to ensure their recovery. They empower homeless or insecurely housed individuals to achieve sustainable independent living.