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Famous faces to celebrate Brighton's grand opening
Published:  20 June, 2018

Brighton’s Chandlers Building Supplies has rallied the support of well-known faces and neighbours to help to raise funds for a local homeless charity.

The event, being held on 4 July to mark the opening of its newly extended site on Basin Road North, is supported by its neighbour, Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), and welcomes Simon Cowell and Mrs Brown lookalikes for selfies.

There will be a beat the goalie competition against 2016 Big Brother winner Jason Burrill and a chance to win a signed Albion football shirt, as well as lots of other prizes and giveaways.

Open to visitors and customers, all proceeds including any donations for a free breakfast will benefit the Off The Fence charity for homeless people in Brighton.

Sue McKinney, of Chandlers Building Supplies, said: “One of our buildings, located beside Hove Lagoon, was badly damaged by fire in March and, while we managed to reopen 72 hours later, we know what it’s like not have a roof over our heads! As a result we felt it very fitting to devote our open morning to a wonderful Brighton charity, Off The Fence, that is dedicated to helping local homeless people.”

The newly extended premises employs 33 people and now has a kitchen offering alongside roofing supplies and the entire traditional builders merchants offering.

The Off The Fence charity started 20 years ago and provides a service for the increasing number of homeless people on Brighton’s streets.