Hailsham homeless campaigner appeals for location to park bus

There’s an appeal to Hailsham residents to help find a location for a double decker bus which is to give the local homeless a place to stay.

Christopher Bedford from Hailsham, who has been homeless much of his life has secured the yellow bus with the aim of converting it into a six bedroom shelter with chill out rooms and a kitchen.

The bus has now arrived in town and Christopher needs somewhere to park it before Monday morning (12 November) as it is currently located on council land.

Christopher told Hailsham News and Talk; “Rise and Shine’s sole aim is to help assist people in need. There are so many situations on which some people have to face and a large majority of people can’t manage by themselves, family breakdowns, homelessness, no money.

“Each person has their own problem, but sometimes the key to someone’s issue doesn’t just lie with a quick meeting. We try to engage with somebody on a more personal level, so we can help somebody according to their need and not just that of what a service offers we want to show people how to become practical also how to remove those bad thoughts and become more positive.

“I set up Rise and Shine together with my partner, Claire, in the hope of assisting people who were in need out of normal office hours. We first developed and piloted our idea back in November of 2016 and in April 2017. We moved forward in creating a social media and web based outreach service @riseandshinesignpost.”

To find out more, contact Christopher on Facebook @riseandshinesignpost

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