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The Sussex Beacon is the leading HIV charity based in Brighton. We are proud to be supported by Brighton Pride, one of the UK’s biggest, boldest and best Pride events with community fundraising at its heart.

Through selling Brighton Pride Festival tickets in our charity shops, The Sussex Beacon has been able to fundraise £3,453.00 from the added £1.50 / £2 handling fee that was received from each ticket sold. Such fundraising support is crucial for the charity to offer its important services and continue supporting the lives of people living with HIV.

The Sussex Beacon provides both inpatient and outpatient services for HIV+ individuals living in Sussex and beyond. This includes the charities 10-bedded Inpatient Unit, as well as weekly Day Service sessions, a Women and Families’ Support Group, a Peer Support Project, and additional Wellbeing Groups.

Bill Puddicombe, Executive Director at The Sussex Beacon, said: “ Many people who are HIV positive lead their lives without having to worry about the effects on a day-to -day basis. The Sussex Beacon is here for those people whose everyday life is made challenging by HIV and associated conditions and problems. We care for and support people across Sussex. Without our services many people would go without the support that they need.”

The Sussex Beacon is already looking forward to participating in this year’s Brighton Pride Festival. On Saturday, 4th August 2018, you can find us in the heart of the community village, where we will showcase our work, services, volunteering opportunities and events, and talk about the different ways in which you can get involved. We hope to see many of you there, and are excited to be part of the upcoming Pride festivities to celebrate Brighton & Hove’s wonderful and vibrant community.