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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CEO’s Blog – 11/01/2017

Changes – in fits and spurtsMy birthday being at the beginning of the year, my wife bought me a desk calendar; one with inspirational Christian quotes each day.  The one for my birthday read:“God’s in the business of changing hearts.  We would be wrong to think that change happens overnight.  But we would be equally […]

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CEO’s Blog – 21/12/2016

We Wish All Our Supporters a Happy ChristmasLast weekend I attended a concert by the Phil Collins tribute band – No Jacket Required.  NJR have been supporting The Bridge Trust for several years now and I witnessed their total raised for us via their little yellow collecting buckets, tip over £25,000 – all donated for […]

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CEO’s Blog – 01/11/2016

A Typical Homeless Person? The Bridge Trust recently held its 20th AGM. As many of you will know, AGM’s can be a little…..shall we say, mundane at times. You have the official business of the meeting; the accounts, appointment of auditors and directors etc., but then what do you do to make it interesting and […]

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CEO’s Blog – 30/09/2016

A Decent HomeI recently read an article from the Local Government Association that said “Millions of working people will no longer be able to afford somewhere decent to live by 2024”. I think it is worth exploring what a “decent” home is and maybe, despite many of us taking it for granted, think for a […]

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