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Seagull fans support Sussex Beacon on match day

Besi Besemar November 27, 2016

Brighton & Hove Albion help Sussex Beacon reach fundraising targets on match day.


After being chosen as one of Brighton & Hove Albion’s charity partners this year, local HIV charity The Sussex Beacon were raising money at the Brighton & Hove Albion home match against Fulham yesterday, November 26.

Staff and volunteers from The Sussex Beacon were out in force collecting donations from football fans and raising awareness of both HIV and the charity.

Simon Burgess

Former Leader of the Council, former Chair of Sussex Beacon Board of Trustees and Albion fan, Simon Burgess joined other shaking buckets at the game.

He said: I am really proud of Seagull fans generosity towards people living with HIV.”

The Sussex Beacon provides specialist support and care to over 500 people living with HIV a year, offering both inpatient and outpatient services to improve health and promote independence.

Those using the charity’s services may be facing serious HIV related illnesses, dealing with mental health issues or struggling to cope with the side effects of new drug regimes.

Recently rated ‘outstanding’ by the independent health regulator, The Sussex Beacon provides first class care and support to those in need.


Simon Dowe
Simon Dowe

Simon Dowe, CEO of The Sussex Beacon, said: “We’re delighted to have the support of the club. All the money raised by the bucket collection will go directly towards helping people living with HIV, so if you’re at the game, please look out for us in our bright pink tabards and donate if you can. Football fans small change can make a big difference.”

Paul Barber
Paul Barber

Paul Barber, Brighton & Hove Albion Chief Executive, added: “As a club we are proud to support The Sussex Beacon as one of our two official charity partners, and Saturday’s game raises some much-needed funds for the tremendous work they do across the county. I am pleased our fans to give generously, to what is an incredibly good cause.”

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