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TAGS raise funds for Sussex Beacon garden

Besi Besemar October 22, 2018

The Arun Gay Society (TAGS) present the Sussex Beacon with a wood chipper for their garden and a £75 garden voucher.

TAGS, is a social group for men and women offering support for the LGBT+ communities in West Sussex.

On Friday September 28 some TAGS members presented Sussex Beacon volunteer gardeners with a wood chipper and garden voucher they had raised money for at recent TAGS social events.

They were welcomed to the Beacon with tea and cake followed by a guided tour of the Sussex Beacon garden.

TAGS operates primarily as a social group for the LGBT+ communities in the southern part of West Sussex, but members come from much further afield. They welcome men and women of all ages who can subscribe to their aims and pay a modest annual membership fee.

Their regular gatherings offer a relaxed social atmosphere and among their members they have fully qualified counsellors able to give help to those facing particular difficulties and many who are willing to offer purely practical advice and information.

TAGS meet informally, once a month in a seafront hotel bar in Worthing and at other times usually at a member’s home which consists mainly of a straightforward coffee evening or, perhaps, a specially laid-on party.

In addition, they organise excursions to places of interest and larger events like occasional discos and bigger parties. For these events they draw on a wide circle of friends and supporters to swell the number of members, to ensure that the parties go with a swing.

These supporters as well as members meet regularly as Munchers and share an evening meal together in various restaurants, usually in ones where there are ‘special deals’ available.

The Society’s day-to-day management falls to a committee which is elected annually each October at an Annual General Meeting and the group works to a formal Constitution that governs the running of the Society.

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