Sussex Police Make Donation to Local HIV Charity

PC James Breeds was nominated to present the donation

Good news! Sussex Police have made a donation of £500 to the Brighton based charity, The Sussex Beacon, who support people living with HIV.

The charity works with HIV positive men, women and children and aims to promote independence for those diagnosed with the life long disease, as well as improve health and wellbeing by providing inpatient and outpatient services. Some of the support they offer includes group support work and advice on communication and disclosure within the family. They also work closely with other healthcare providers in the area, to ensure that the support they are providing continues to remain relevant to the ever changing needs of those living with HIV.

The donation comes from the Police Property Act Fund, which is made up from the money made from the sale of items confiscated by the Order of the Court. The main aim of this fund is to offer financial support to local projects undertaken by charity organisations, and offers £500 as the maximum charity donation amount.

The Sussex Beacon’s head of fundraising, Lisa Marshall, has said that “The Sussex Beacon is really delighted to receive the £500 donation. On behalf of all our service users, volunteers and staff, we would like to say a huge thank you to The Police Property Fund and we are very grateful for PC Breeds’s nomination.”

A large amount of the charity’s work is NHS funded, so a donation from Sussex Police is fantastic for all involved.

To learn more about the work that The Sussex Beacon do in Sussex, visit their website. For more information on the Police Property Act fund, visit the website.

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