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.