Gala Dinner raises just under £10,000 for The Sussex Beacon

Besi Besemar March 5, 2013

Sussex Beacon A celebrity Gala Dinner to benefit the Sussex Beacon and hosted by EastEnders actress and Beacon Patron Ann Mitchell at the Seattle Hotel in December, raised £9,898.65.

Eighty guests enjoyed a champagne reception followed by a three course meal and entertainment including performances by Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus, Miss Hope Springs and Jennie Castell.

Sussex BeaconAlmost half the money raised came from the auction facilitated by celebrity auctioneer, Mark Stacey (from BBC’s Flog it!). Star prizes included: a holiday in Greece, a weekend at a Scottish Lodge, and Dot Cotton’s Handbag (used by June Brown in the BBC’s EastEnders).

Simon Dowe, CEO for The Sussex Beacon, said:

‘The event was a great success and has raised valuable funds for the services we provide for people living with HIV. I would like to give particular thanks to those who donated their time, gifts or auction items to make this event happen”.

To find out more about The Sussex Beacon click here: 

SUssex BeaconThe Sussex Beacon is a clinical care centre for men and women living with HIV/AIDS. It is  based in Brighton, Sussex and have a ten bedded Inpatient Unit as well as Outpatient Services including, Anxiety Management, Sleep Service, Day Service and Women & Families Service.

Maisie Trollette