CEO’s Blog – 20/06/2018

Ending Homelessness – is Everybody In?There has been a lot of attention given to a report recently published by Crisis, which calls for an end to homelessness by 2027, so it may be worth The Bridge Trust giving our take on its content (full report found here: https://www.crisis.org.uk/ending-homelessness/the-plan-to-end-homelessness-full-version/next-steps/priorities-for-westminster-scottish-and-welsh-governments/).Firstly, I am pleased that the report’s definition […]

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CEO’s Blog – 09/05/2018

Marketing, Public Relations, Press Releases…. Is it all worth it?As the CEO of a small organisation, I find I have my fingers in all sorts of different pies; not only having the responsibility for so many things but actually getting involved in helping do them as well.  One area that I get involved in is […]

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Introducing our new Legacy campaign

This year for the first time we have produced a leaflet containing information on legacy giving, as a prelude to launching our legacy campaign.Our leaflet can be downloaded here:Bridge Trust 210×99 Legacy leaflet 02.18_HIRESLegacies are a gift you could leave in a Will for a charity or cause.Legacies can provide a meaningful part of our […]

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CEO’s Blog – 06/03/2018

EthicsNo, I don’t mean the county to the north east of London but ethics, as in conducting yourself ethically.Many moons ago I learned a business model that I apply even today – probably because it’s one of the simpler ones to understand!  It was called the “Four Es”, which stands for “Efficiency, Effectiveness, Economy and […]

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The Bridge Trust Needs Your Help!

Do you or does anyone you know have a commercial property such as a care home that is due to stand empty for some time? Perhaps while it is going through a lengthy planning application before redevelopment?  Ideally this needs to be in the west Kent region.  If so please do get in touch as […]

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CEO’s Blog – 10/01/2018

Our Own Kind of GraceI have one of those desk calendars at work which has some of those inspirational sayings for each day of the year.  My version is a Christian one and on the day I write this it says:“The meaning of life.  The wasted Years of life. The poor choices of life.  God […]

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CEO’s Blog – 01/12/2017

There are so Many People who Really Need Your help Over the Christmas period people often start to think about those who are less fortunate and in the case of The Bridge Trust that is inevitably those who are without somewhere to call a home.  The majority of homeless people in our region are “sofa […]

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CEO’s Blog – 10/10/2017

The Debate About Begging Over the past few months there has a been a lot in the local news about the rights and wrongs of homeless people begging on our streets, or more particularly about whether you and I should give to beggars. I listened with interest as a BBC Radio Kent reporter told about […]

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AGM

Don’t forget if you would like to attend our AGM on Thursday 12th October at Tonbridge Old Fire Station please RSVP by 6TH OCTOBER to info@thebridgetrust.org.uk or 01732 368363 for catering purposes. We would love to see you there!

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CEO’s Blog – 29/08/2017

We can Lead a Horse to Water Some people I encounter are surprised to hear that we don’t look after homeless people for free. They assume we give them free accommodation, free food….. free everything. So why don’t we then? You see it’s all about preparing people for the world they will have to face […]

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