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Volunteer Success

The Bridge welcomes Ben Poulton to the team.

Ben has been volunteering with us for a year and has been offered the chance to step up into a paid role of Operations and Events Assistant for a 12 week period.

Bridge Chair receives Downing Street recognition

Mary Goodchild, Chair of Trustees at The Bridge, has been publicly acknowledged by Prime Minister, David Cameron, as an "outstanding individual volunteer".

Getting On at The Bridge - New Over 50s Project

We are delighted to inform you that the Bridge Community Education Centre has received funding for the next two years to put on a programme of free activities, events and trips for older people living in the Moulsecoomb area who are aged 50 years plus.

Major adult learning award

Adult Learners Week 2015The Adult Learners’ Week South-East Region European Social Fund Individual Award was presented to Angela Girling from Brighton at a ceremony in London on June 10, 2015.

Angela, who left school at 16, only began studying at The Bridge in Moulsecoomb in September 2015.

Learning Cities

image001The Bridge is part of a European Regional Development Fund project, Interreg IVA 2 Seas, involving three cities - Carvin in France, Brighton & Hove in the UK and Turnhout in Flanders, Belgium.

The aim is to help people overcome barriers to learning, skills and education and improve the quality of their lives.

Thank you Sainsbury’s New England!

The Bridge Cafe is a very busy little enterprise running not just a cafe service but is also developing a very popular catering service that raises funds for the charitable work of The Bridge. Such is its growing popularity that the team recently afternoon tea for the Queen’s visit at the official opening of the The Keep!

However, disaster struck recently when a much used fridge in the kitchen decided it was no longer in good working order and refused to chill the food any longer.

Celebrating Success

Hiba's Success Story

The first time I approached the Bridge to volunteer I was a lonely single mother, who just moved to the area. I didn’t know anyone and my self-confidence was down, but I said to myself “why not to try once more to get involved in something”.

Volunteer Summer Celebrations 2013

The volunteers attended an Annual Summer Celebration at the Bridge. The event was a great success and gave us a great opportunity to say a massive thank you to all our volunteers for all their time, dedication and commitment over the year. 

The Bridge Gardening Event

We made huge progress at our day in the garden with staff, volunteers and residents joining in the activities.  It was a hard day’s work for us and we achieved a lot...

Celebrating a Year of Lunch Club

The Bridge’s very own lunch club is celebrating its first anniversary this month. It has been a tremendously successful first year with 23 people getting involved in cooking and eating together once a week. Please go to the Bridge Gallery for images.

Progress! with the Bridge Community Education Centre

If you are currently not working but are having to think about moving towards paid employment then Progress! is for you.


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The Lord Mayor of Brighton celebrates volunteer achievement at the Bridge.

On Tuesday, July 3 2012, a lively crowd of volunteers gathered in the Bridge café to receive praise, thanks and certificates for their continued support and contribution to the Bridge Community Education Centre.

The Challenge visits the Bridge

A group of London-based young people came to visit the Bridge for two days in July. The young people were here as part of a youth programme called the Challenge. The aim of the programme is to bring together a group of young people from different backgrounds and to help them build skills for life, including teamwork and communication skills, and to promote the values of active citizenship.

The Bridge receives recognition for its involvement of volunteers

The Bridge has recently achieved the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard, recognising the excellent work they do with volunteers.

The Bridge presents at University conference

The Bridge was represented at a recent Adult Learning and Teaching Conference at the University of Brighton with leading national and international experts in the field of adult education.