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LETTER TO EDITOR: Thank you Legends

February 3, 2019

Sussex Beacon fundraising team thank everyone at Legends for their World Aids Day fundraising.

Dear Gscene,
I write to thank Tony Chapman, Dan Austin and all the team at Legends, on behalf of The Sussex Beacon, for the very generous donation of £338.41 raised at your World Aids Day 2018 fundraiser and thank Tony Chapman for matching this amount, bringing the total raised to a fabulous £676.82.

I attached our certificate of thanks which you may wish to display to thank all those who contributed and please accept this email as your official receipt.

As you are aware The Sussex Beacon provides specialist care and support for people living with HIV. HIV remains a serious, life-changing condition with, as yet, no cure.  The public perception is often that HIV is no longer a threat in the UK, but every year over 5,000 people receive an HIV diagnosis. Early diagnosis, extensive access to HIV care and treatment, adoption of healthier lifestyles and good adherence to HIV medication can all help people live well with HIV.

Our services support people who are struggling to cope with HIV. We aim to promote independence and improve health and wellbeing; our 10 bed Inpatient Unit provides high quality care, rehabilitation and treatment and our Community Services empower people to manage their own health and to live well with HIV.

Every year, we need to raise over two million pounds to continue providing these vital services to people living with HIV. It is only through the generosity of people like you that we are able to continue our work.

Thank you so much for your valued support.

Wishing you a happy new year.

Julie Rawcliffe
Donor & Fundraising Administrator
The Sussex Beacon