A 12-year-old girl who raised thousands of pounds for a homeless charity said it is “amazing” to have helped so many people.

Scarlett Chapman, who goes by the stage name Scarlett Rose, released a charity single in aid of Off the Fence as well as busking across Brighton over Christmas.

The singer-songwriter, who has been singing for the charity for four years, raised over £3,000 for the charity this winter taking her total to £10,000.

Scarlett, who is in Year 8 at Our Lady of Sion in Worthing on a music scholarship, said: “It really made me smile each night when I came home and we counted the donations. It will make a huge difference.

“It’s so amazing because people are giving so much. Every year has been great and I think this one went really well.”

Scarlett added that the money would go to help buy sleeping bags for the homeless as part of Off the Fence’s Antifreeze initiative.


This year, she raised money through her charity single Home, which she wrote and composed before performing it on Brighton’s streets and in charity concerts run over the festive period.

On Wednesday, March 22, Scarlett presented a cheque for the £3,107 raised this year to Off the Fence inside Nationwide bank in George Street, Hove.

Scarlett was first prompted to begin busking after seeing homeless people sleeping on Brighton’s streets.

Dad James said: “I’m immensely proud of Scarlett. She was a tiny little girl when she first asked how she could help the homeless. There are people who are dying in our streets and her money may have been able to save a few lives.”

Now, Scarlett plans to release her own music and build her career as a singer throughout 2023.

She said that she already had plans for new singles as well as more concerts in aid of Off the Fence.

Off the Fence is a charity whose mission includes “restoring the lives and hopes of the homeless, women in difficulty and vulnerable school children in Brighton and Hove”.