5K Halloween Fun Run in aid of The Sussex Beacon

There’s a new family friendly race coming to Brighton! Start planning your costume and join us on Hove Lawns on October 28th 2017. Plan your costumes and bring the family to this spooktacular, family friendly event, all while raising money for a good cause. Runners are encouraged to set up a JustGiving page with proceeds going to The Sussex Beacon.

Runners (or walkers) must arrive in Halloween costume, with prizes given for the best dressed adults and best dressed kids. There will also be a special student prize! Early arrivals will get the opportunity to let our professional make-up artists work their ghoulish magic for only £5.00. All finishers will receive a monster medal and trick or treat goody bag! For our younger entrants, there will also be a kids’ mini mile.

 

For more information and FAQ’s, please see the website below:

https://www.halloweenfunrun.co.uk/

 

And for those who wish to book their tickets, please visit the Eventbrite page!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/halloween-fun-run-tickets-37090322152

 

We look forward to seeing you down there!

London to Brighton cycle team raises £575 for The Sussex Beacon

On Sunday 17th September, a team from HIV charity The Sussex Beacon tackled the ‘Do it for Charity’ London to Brighton cycle ride, raising over £575 to help people living with HIV in Sussex.

Joshua Long, Mark Beadle and Sam Beadle tackled the challenge, cycling 54 miles from Clapham Common in London to Brighton sea front. The toughest part of the ride, Ditchling Beacon, was a mile-long uphill climb to the top of the South Downs. Joshua completed the course in less than four hours.

Jason Warriner, Clinical Services Director at The Sussex Beacon said “Having done this race myself last year, I know exactly how tough it is! We’re really grateful to Joshua, Mark and Sam for taking it on and for collecting hundreds in sponsorship. All the money raised will go towards supporting people living with HIV, many of whom are going through an incredibly difficult time. Donations like this allow the team at The Sussex Beacon to be there for them when they need us most.”

The Sussex Beacon provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV through both inpatient and outpatient services. It helps hundreds of people living with HIV in Sussex each year and was rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in September.

Staff and volunteers zip across Brighton beach to raise £1600 for The Sussex Beacon

On Saturday 16th September a team from local charity The Sussex Beacon took on a 300 metre zip wire on Brighton beach, raising over £1600 to support people living with HIV.

At 300 metres long, The Brighton Zip is the longest zip wire on the South Coast. Sixteen staff, volunteers and supporters from The Sussex Beacon took on the challenge, aiming to raise as much money as possible for the charity.

Jason Warriner, Clinical Services Director at The Sussex Beacon said “Thanks go to the team for taking the plunge on the zip wire and for their fantastic efforts getting sponsorship. We had a real laugh and the money raised will go towards our vital work, supporting people living with HIV in Sussex. Everyone enjoyed it so much, it might become an annual event!”

The Sussex Beacon provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV through both inpatient and outpatient services. It helps hundreds of people living with HIV in Sussex each year and was rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in September.

Darth Vader helps to raise over £1,800 at The Sussex Beacon’s Summer Fete

On Saturday 9th September local charity The Sussex Beacon held a Summer Fete in its garden on Bevendean Road, Brighton raising £1,829.34 to help people living with HIV. Darth Vader and other Star Wars characters joined the fun as The UK Garrison, one of the leading Star Wars costume groups made an appearance.

 

Simon Dowe, Chief Executive of The Sussex Beacon said “Over £1,800 is an incredible total, which will all go directly towards our vital work supporting people living with HIV. Huge thanks go to everyone who came on the day – the entertainers, staff, volunteers and those who helped out by baking cakes. I didn’t think I’d ever find myself chatting over a cup of tea with Darth Vader, but it turns out he’s a nice guy when it comes to supporting a good cause!”

Staff, Supporters and a few familiar faces share a cuppa at The Sussex Beacon’s Summer fete
CREDIT: Nick Ford Photography.

Stalls at the fete included traditional favourites including a coconut shy, hook a duck, whack-a-rat, face painting, a tombola and a raffle. As well as photo opportunities in the afternoon with the Star Wars characters, there was also entertainment from David Hill, David Raven and Keris Lea.

 

The Sussex Beacon provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV through both inpatient and outpatient services. It helps hundreds of people living with HIV in Sussex each year and was rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in September.

 

For further information about The Sussex Beacon please visit www.sussexbeacon.org.uk.

Golden Cross Equestrian Centre raises £500 for The Sussex Beacon with pole painting party

On August 27th, Golden Cross Equestrian Centre raised £500 for local HIV charity, The Sussex Beacon, by holding a ‘pole painting party’ where clients and supporters painted show jumps in exchange for charity donations.

 

Golden Cross is an established show venue, livery and competition stables located in East Sussex. Over 45 people attended the event where each show jump pole painted resulted in the Equestrian Centre making a £5 donation to The Sussex Beacon. Golden Cross is now planning further fundraising activities in the coming year, including a Charity Gala, and singalong movie nights in the arena.

 

Alex Osborn, Owner of Golden Cross Equestrian Centre said “I’ve been to The Sussex Beacon and seen first-hand the amazing work they do supporting people living with HIV. I wanted to help and a pole painting party seemed like a fantastic way to do that. We got our show jumps painted in a day, we had the opportunity to raise awareness of HIV and we got to write a big cheque to a very worthwhile charity – perfect!”

 

Simon Dowe, Chief Executive of The Sussex Beacon said, “We are so grateful to Alex at the Equestrian Centre and all the people who turned up on the day and got stuck in with the painting. All the money raised will go towards our vital work, supporting people living with HIV in Sussex. Community support like this is invaluable and we’re looking forward to the next fundraising event already!”

 

The Sussex Beacon provides specialist support and care to over 500 people living with HIV a year, offering both inpatient and outpatient services to improve health and promote independence. Those using the charity’s services may be facing serious HIV related illnesses, dealing with mental health issues or struggling to cope with the side effects of new drug regimes. Recently rated ‘outstanding’ by the independent health regulator, The Sussex Beacon provides first class care and support to those in need. To find out more visit www.sussexbeacon.org.uk