This year marks a very special year at Off The Fence as we celebrate 20 years of resisting poverty, empowering people and restoring hope across the city of Brighton.

It is hard to believe this all started over 20 years ago from a young couple named Paul and Wendy who had a vision to help support at-risk, vulnerable and marginalised individuals of the Brighton & Hove community. Since that pivotal moment when a friend said ‘someone needs to get off the fence and do something about the need in the city’ and suggested Paul & Wendy be the ones to lead a new work, Off The Fence has grown to become the charity it is today. Projects Antifreeze, Gateway and the Schools & Youth Team work hard and are constantly growing and expanding their services to bring positive and meaningful change to people’s lives and support the countless number of people who are in desperate need of help. Off The Fence have seen countless lives changed and many miracles these past 20 years:

‘‘Without Antifreeze I would be totally lost. Have had loads of help in the past and have come back to Hove as have been travelling constantly all my life. God bless one and all’. – Antifreeze Client

I am full of praise for the wonderful help and support you have given to our students & I know it has really helped them. Thank you.’ -  Learning Development Officer at Blatchington Mill School

“They have helped me immensely. Without their help and support I don’t know what I would have done. They have changed my life around.” – Gateway Client

Now that we have reached 20 years of being a charity, serving thousands of people that have accessed our services, we want to celebrate this year with all our friends who have made this possible. 

Therefore we invite all our friends and supporters to our 20th Anniversary Celebration Prayer Gathering Meeting on the 29th June where we can take this opportunity to give thanks and pray together for the future ahead. All that Off The Fence is could not have been achieved without the support and prayers of all our supporters so we would love to invite you all to this special event. We would love to see you there. All details regarding the event can be found on our flyer available to download here.  

We are so excited for this year ahead and hope you will continue journeying with us to make even more of a positive and meaningful impact in our City. The need is greater than ever before, but we believe we were meant to be here for such a time as this. Join us!