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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AGM

Advanced notice: The Bridge Trust Annual General Meeting, Thursday 12th October 2017, 6.30pm, The Old Fire Station, Castle Street, Tonbridge

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CEO’s Blog – 22/06/2017

Choose GoodFirstly, I apologise for this blog sounding like a sermon. It’s not meant to be, but as a Christian I have always found the hardest question to answer is “why does God allow bad stuff to happen” – including why he allows someone to becomes homeless. Many struggle with this and to quote just one […]

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CEO’s Blog – 16/05/2017

Paying the Ultimate Price of Rough Sleeping (part 2)My last blog was on the very sad subject of a rough sleeper in west Kent losing their life. I said at the time that:“….. I suppose that sooner or later we hear about someone in our neighbourhood who has been hassled, attacked or as was the […]

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CEO’s Blog – 27/03/2017

Paying the Ultimate Price of Rough SleepingWhenever I give a talk or presentation, a large part of it is spent trying to show that a homelessness problem even exists in our relatively affluent and leafy suburbs of west Kent.  After all, you don’t exactly see dozens of homeless people sleeping rough in our High Streets […]

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Bridge Revival – Boutique

Due to on-going concerns with our funding, we have decided to rationalise our retail outlets by combining the offering from our Boutique clothes shop, with our Gifts and Treasures shop.  Therefore our Boutique in Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells has now closed and it’s stock transferred to our Camden Road shop in Tunbridge Wells.We hope our […]

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CEO’s Blog – 20/02/2017

The Importance of Being EarnestI recently read the play of the above name, written by Oscar Wilde in the late 1800’s.  It’s a farcical comedy and a short one at that, so well worth the read.  The play opened on St Valentine’s day in 1895 and was attended by the great and the good of […]

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