The Rainbow Fund donated £7,500 to The Sussex Beacon last night, which will go towards the charity’s group work for people living with HIV. The cheque was awarded to The Sussex Beacon at a grant presentation event at the Brighton Hilton Metropole.
The Sussex Beacon runs groups which help people manage their health, become more informed about HIV, challenge the effects of stigma, combat isolation and become more confident. Among other things, the grant will be spent on mindfulness groups, a monthly women’s group and two six week groups focusing on managing wellbeing.
Simon Dowe, Chief Executive of The Sussex Beacon said “We were absolutely delighted to hear our bid had been successful. Our group work gives people living with HIV the opportunity to meet others, share experiences and gather information. For some, they are a real lifeline, especially if they are feeling isolated or lonely. This grant will directly help those people and ensure we can keep supporting them over the coming year. Huge thanks go to the Rainbow Fund, the grant will make a big difference.”
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 last year. For further information about The Sussex Beacon please visit www.sussexbeacon.org.uk.