During lockdown The Sussex Beacon has continued to support people living with HIV in Sussex, extending our service to people’s home.
To celebrate the efforts of our supporters, staff, volunteers and people living with HIV in Sussex, over the next 28 days we’ll be sharing interesting facts, statistics, information and more about how we’ve kept going throughout the pandemic and lockdown!
We’ll be adding them to the page daily as well as sharing them on social media.
Please consider giving a gift to us this Christmas to help us continue reaching the vulnerable where they need help.
We’re delighted to announce that (thanks to donations of £1,000 from Actually Gay Men’s Chorus and £2,000 from Sussex Masonic Giving) we have reached our target of £5,000! Please continue to donate and help us reach even higher – every pound goes towards specialist HIV care.
Massive thank you to David Brown who has kindly donated £50 to the Sussex Beacon in lieu of Christmas Cards
We are delighted that Legends have kindly become our first supporter to Give a gift to the Beacon donating an amazing £500!! We are extremely grateful for this donation.
The Sussex Beacon has continued to support people living with HIV throughout the COVID crisis, helping the most vulnerable in our community and being there when they needed us.
We took the decision at the beginning of lockdown to not only maintain but enhance our services, to ensure that we could support as many people as possible and to address the varying issues of isolation from friends and family, difficulty accessing medical services, increased levels of anxiety and poor mental health that people have faced during both lockdowns.
Unfortunately, this has come at a financial cost to the Beacon. Although we have been fortunate to secure emergency funding in the crisis to assist us this has not covered some of our additional costs throughout this period.
One example is the rising cost of PPE. We have not been able to access the free PPE that other charities have and our PPE costs have risen by over 700% this year. In addition, we have had to employ more bank staff nurses to cover those self-isolating and make adaptations to comply with social distancing rules.
Please consider making us one of your Christmas gifts this year. A small gift to us at The Beacon ensures we can continue helping people in need, when they most need it.
Amazing Achievements during Lockdown!
28 days of facts, figures, information and achievements shared by our team, supporters and service users – all gathered together as a series of infographics shared one per day through December and January!