Pictured are Samuel Cousins and Chris Tippett from Actually Gay Men’s Chorus, who recently met with Bill Puddicombe, Executive Director of the Sussex Beacon, to celebrate Actually’s donation raised through its 2020 season.
“It is the decision of the members to continue to support The Sussex Beacon as Actually Members’ Chosen Charity”, said Samuel Cousins. “Our members and supporters have raised £1,000 from our socially-distanced 2020 Christmas concerts, and we would have loved to be able to raise more, but of course our audiences were at limited capacity for safety reasons.”
Covid-19 continues to hit charities hard, Bill explained, and with their charity shops closed for a large proportion of the year, the Sussex Beacon is increasingly reliant on donations. “Your £1,000 could fund a vital care package for two beds for patients recovering from HIV-related illnesses, providing them with specialist 24-hour nursing care in our 10-bed inpatient unit.”
The Actually boys are currently working hard rehearsing on Zoom and, fingers crossed, soon in-person for their summer fundraising concert This Is The Hour, again supporting the Sussex Beacon. Look out for details on social media!
Based in Brighton, the Sussex Beacon is a charity specialising in care and support for people living with HIV in East and West Sussex. For more info, CLICK HERE.