Lorraine Chase and Robin Cousins meet staff and patients at our centre

Actress Lorraine Chase and sports personality Robin Cousins took a tour and met staff and patients at The Sussex Beacon centre on Monday 7 September. The pair have recently pledged their support of us by offering to host their upcoming ‘The Halloween Horror Show’ fundraising ball.


The tour included a look around our centre’s ten-bedded inpatient unit and day service facilities. Our charity, which supported over 866 people living with HIV last year, needs to raise over £2 million to keep our vital services running.

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“The Sussex Beacon are a huge part of the Brighton and Hove landscape, and as a local I am very happy to co-host this years The Halloween Horror Show with the fabulous Lorraine Chase. The charity does incredible work in and around our community and annual events like this support and celebrate their continuing efforts”.

Hosting ‘The Halloween Horror Show’

Lorraine and Robin will be hosting ‘The Halloween Horror Show’ at the Grand Hotel, Brighton on Saturday 31 October 2015. They will narrate the show which will include live song and dance performances, with a cast from the Brighton Academy. Guests will enjoy a sparkling wine reception, three-course meal, silent auction, main auction and best-‘fancy’- dressed competition._RF_8774_1

Co-host Lorraine Chase said:

“l was chuffed to be asked to take part in The Halloween Horror Show for The Sussex Beacon. Co-hosting with the amazing Robin Cousins will be a treat indeed! I look forward to seeing you all there. We need your support”.

Simon Dowe, CEO at The Sussex Beacon, says:Simon Dowe

“We are delighted to host Lorraine and Robin’s visit today and even more delighted for them to offer to host our fundraising ball. This will be the second year of ‘The Halloween Horror Show’ and after last year’s success, we hope to raise a significant amount of money to support people living with HIV”.

City Cabs to sponsor the event

Joining Lorraine and Robin on their visit was Andy Cheeseman, Managing Director of City Cabs, who is sponsoring ‘The Halloween Horror Show’. Andy said:

“City Cabs is proud to be sponsoring The Halloween Horror Show to raise funds to support people living with HIV. The Sussex Beacon is an important charity for the community of Brighton and Hove and, as a local business, we feel it is important to support charities who support our local community.”

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Please note: There will be a small charge for online ticket sales.

Or email fundraising@sussexbeacon.org.uk for more information about the event.

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