Fundraising News

The Sussex Beacon to hold bucket collections at Brighton Station on World AIDS Day – Thursday, December 1

Graham Robson November 25, 2022

The Sussex Beacon, the Brighton-based charity supporting and caring for people living with HIV, will be holding bucket collections at Brighton Station on World AIDS DayThursday, December 1 at 7-11am and 4-6pm.

Staff and volunteers will be donning colourful hoodies, braving the cold and cheerfully collecting as much as possible, to help raise much needed funds. Having raised almost £300 at last year’s collection, the team will once again be handing out red ribbons for supporters to wear with pride and to help increase HIV awareness within the community.

Bill Puddicombe, Executive Director of the Sussex Beacon said: “We’re extremely grateful to the team at Brighton Station and the GTR area office for permitting the Sussex Beacon to hold another collection at Brighton Station this World AIDS Day.

“All money very kindly donated by members of the public will assist our essential work with people living with HIV across Sussex”.

At 6pm that evening, an annual Brighton & Hove World AIDS Day Candlelit Vigil will once again take place in New Steine Gardens. This will include the Reading of Names, commemorating those we have lost.

Following the Vigil, local venues Centre Stage and Legends will be holding major fundraising events in aid of the Sussex Beacon.

Further along the coast, the Avenue Kitchen & Tap in Peacehaven will be holding a Goes Red event, in aid of the Sussex Beacon and National AIDS Trust.

World AIDS Day, which takes place every year on December 1, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

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