Broadcast on Thursday 22nd October 2015. Our studio guest was John Handley, CEO of The Bridge Trust, a homelessness charity based in Tonbridge. Not only confined to London, homelessness is a problem across Kent. The Bridge Trust provide more than a bowl of soup and a sleeping bag. They provide homes and support for their clients to help them get back to being able to be independent and with a home. In the past year alone they have received 180 requests for accommodation but with only 24 beds available they cannot help everyone. Of course they don’t turn their backs on those they have no space for but help them get support from other agencies across Kent.
Listen to the show to find out more about what the charity are doing, what they have done since John last appeared on the show earlier in the year, and maybe you might like to volunteer, donate goods to sell in their shops or make a financial donation to this great local cause.
If you would like to find out more about this Tonbridge-based charity, you can contact them in a variety of ways:
Telephone: 01732 368 363 | Website: www.thebridgetrust.org.uk | Twitter: @bridgetrust1 | Facebook: /thebridgetrust
The Bridge Trust Retail Outlets
Bridge Revivals – Homestore Furniture Warehouse
Unit 13, Eldon Way, Paddock Wood, TN12 6BE | 01732 365 988
Urgently required: All white goods such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and electric cookers. Don’t pay to have these items taken away, call The Bridge Trust and they will collect for free (within certain areas).
Bridge Revivals – Gifts and Treasures
43-45 Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2QE | 01892 526 308
Bridge Revivals – Boutique
54 Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2AS | 01892 278 176
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