On Saturday 1 August, staff and volunteers from The Sussex Beacon and local solicitors Howlett Clarke, headline sponsor for the Atlantic Tempest, came together to parade around Brighton and show their support for the community on the 25th anniversary of Brighton Pride.
This year’s float was a replica of the boat that Nick McCulloch and Tom Parker will be using when they row across the Atlantic Ocean this December to raise money for The Sussex Beacon, amongst other charities. The journey will take between 50 – 90 days and 1 million oar strokes, as Nick and Tom travel from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean Sea. Parade attendees for The Sussex Beacon included Chief Executive Officer, Simon Dowe, and newly appointed Lead Nurse, Jason Warriner.
Preston Park Festival stall
As well as marching in the parade we also had a stall in the Preston Park Pride festival, where nurses were on hand to give out informative materials and talk to festival attendees about the work of The Sussex Beacon.
Jason, newly appointed lead nurse, said:
It was great to see all the public support for The Sussex Beacon as we marched around Brighton on Saturday; having nurses on the stand in the park enabled us to tell people about our services and the great work that we do at The Beacon.