Celebrities visit Sussex Beacon in Brighton

Graham Robson September 7, 2015

Lorraine Chase and Robin Cousins met staff, patients and supporters today at local HIV charity.

Lorraine Chase & Robin Cousins at Sussex Beacon

Actress Lorraine Chase and Olympic Gold Medal Figure Skater Robin Cousins took a tour and met staff and patients at The Sussex Beacon centre today, Monday, September 7.

The pair have recently pledged their support of the HIV charity by offering to host their upcoming The Halloween Horror Show fundraising ball.

The tour included a look around the centre’s ten-bedded inpatient unit and day service facilities. The charity, which supported over 866 people living with HIV last year, needs to raise £1.6 million to keep services running.


Co-host Robin Cousins, said; “The Sussex Beacon are a huge part of the Brighton and Hove landscape, and as a local I am very happy to co-host this years The Halloween Horror Show with the fabulous Lorraine Chase. The charity does incredible work in and around our community and annual events like this support and celebrate their continuing efforts”.

Lorraine and Robin will be hosting together The Halloween Horror Show at the Grand Hotel, Brighton on Saturday, October 31, 2015.

They will narrate the show which will include live song and dance performances, with a cast from the Brighton Academy. Guests will enjoy a sparkling wine reception, three-course meal, silent auction, main auction and best-‘fancy’- dressed competition.

Lorraine Chase, added; “l was chuffed to be asked to take part in The Halloween Horror Show for The Sussex Beacon. Co-hosting with the amazing Robin Cousins will be a treat indeed! I look forward to seeing you all there. We need your support”.

Simon Dowe
Simon Dowe

Simon Dowe, CEO at The Sussex Beacon, added; “We are delighted to host Lorraine and Robin’s visit today and even more delighted for them to offer to host our fundraising ball. This will be the second year of ‘The Halloween Horror Show’ and after last year’s success, we hope to raise a significant amount of money to support people living with HIV”.

Lorraine and Robin were joined today by Andy Cheeseman, Managing Director of City Cabs, who is sponsoring The Halloween Horror Show.

He said: “City Cabs is proud to be sponsoring The Halloween Horror Show to raise funds to support people living with HIV. The Sussex Beacon is an important charity for the community of Brighton and Hove and, as a local business, we feel it is important to support charities who support our local community”.

The Sussex Beacon is working with leading entertainment design agency the E3 Group to produce the fundraising ball.

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