Local HIV charity plant red tulips to mark World Aids Day

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Chris Sarson, smiling 2Local business owners and individual supporters of The Sussex Beacon, planted red tulip bulbs in the shape of a red ribbon to mark World Aids Day on Tuesday 1 December 2015. When they bloom, the tulips will form a large red ribbon in the garden of The Sussex Beacon. The red ribbon is a universal symbol of hope and solidarity for people living with HIV.Gavin Graimes, planting 3

The supporters who planted the bulbs had all recently paid for either an hour of care, or the cost a nurse for a week, at The Sussex Beacon. The Sussex Beacon is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and it costs £192 to run all the centre’s services for one hour.

Those who attended included Oliver and Graimes’ Managing Director, Gavin Graimes, Co-operative Funeralcare Director, Chris Sarson, and McKenzie Associates Managing Director, Lukasz Wojcik.

Simon DoweSimon Dowe, CEO at The Sussex Beacon, said:

“HIV is a serious, life-long condition with no cure. At The Sussex Beacon, we support people living with HIV to lead independent and healthy lives. Without the support of our local community, this work would not be possible.”

Also in attendance at the event were representatives from the event and entertainment production company E3 Group. E3 Group work very closely with The Sussex Beacon to produce their annual Halloween Horror Show, plans for which are already being hatched for 2016. In order to guarantee yourself a ticket for 2016 please contact The Sussex Beacon for more details.

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