May I, through your letters page, update readers on the homelessness work at Brodie Hall based at Christ Church Eastbourne, following the recent closure of the Oasis charity.
Last week, a new community group called The Matthew 25 Mission was formally constituted to oversee the project and due to the generous financial support of a local business we were able to ‘open as usual’ this week.
On Monday, the team led by Pete Thorley, provided 43 breakfasts and 53 lunches for individuals and families in housing need.
The Matthew 25 Mission now aims to build upon the remarkable work started by Brian Martin at Elim Church over 15 years ago, and which has, until recently, been generously and wonderfully sustained at Bodie Hall by the outgoing Trustees of the Oasis Christian Outreach charity.
We are thankful for their endeavours as we begin a new chapter in the life of the project.
The new group urgently needs support from the wider community and is today appealing for funds to continue providing meals and support for disadvantaged local people.
If anyone feels able to support us they can send donations direct to me payable to The Matthew 25 Mission.
Chair and chief executive
The Matthew 25 Mission