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Staff and volunteers raise £1,600 for Sussex Beacon

Besi Besemar September 26, 2017

Staff and volunteers zip across Brighton beach to raise £1,600 for The Sussex Beacon.

On Saturday, September 16, a team from local HIV charity The Sussex Beacon took on a 300 metre zip wire on Brighton beach, raising over £1600 to support people living with HIV.

At 300 metres long, The Brighton Zip is the longest zip wire on the South Coast. Sixteen staff, volunteers and supporters from The Sussex Beacon took on the challenge, to raise as much money as possible for the charity.

Jason Warriner
Jason Warriner

Jason Warriner, Clinical Services Director at The Sussex Beacon, said: “Thanks go to the team for taking the plunge on the zip wire and for their fantastic efforts getting sponsorship. We had a real laugh and the money raised will go towards our vital work, supporting people living with HIV in Sussex.  Everyone enjoyed it so much, it might become an annual event!”

The Sussex Beacon provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV through both inpatient and outpatient services. It helps hundreds of people living with HIV in Sussex each year and was rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in September 2017.

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