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Local artist steps down as Trustee of The Sussex Beacon

Besi Besemar August 25, 2016

After thirteen years’ as a Trustee of The Sussex Beacon, Romany Mark Bruce steps down as Trustee and Vice Chair of the Board following the end of his term of office.


Romany sculptured the iconic Brighton Aids Memorial, Tay in 2009 following a public competition.

He said: “It has been a privilege to be a trustee for so many years. The Board has faced many challenges over the years, and I have been fortunate to work with hardworking and motivated fellow trustees. I would in particular like to thank Simon Dowe, Chief Executive for his dedication and inspirational leadership over the last four years”

Simon Dowe
Simon Dowe

Simon Dowe CEO The Sussex Beacon, added: “I would like to thank Romany for his hard work, support and commitment over the years to The Sussex Beacon. He has contributed to the development of The Beacon and played a key role in raising awareness of the organisation and HIV in Brighton. Romany’s enthusiasm and energy will be missed and it is good to know that he will still be a supporter of the charity.”

The local sculptor and artist is looking forward to spending more time on his art work and will be undertaking exhibitions in America, Australia and Portugal.