Charity and Volunteering

Runners needed for Beachy Head Marathon 2012

Target TB is appealing for volunteers to run in the Beachy Head Marathon in October. The Brighton-based charity, which helps vulnerable people survive TB in Africa and Asia, still has room for three volunteers looking to get fit and raise money on its behalf. The event, which takes place on October 27, will kick off […]

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus joins global LGBTQI choral project

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus joins global LGBTQI choral project

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus has found itself at the heart of an international online choral project called OutPostChoir. The project, launched in Australia by Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir (SGLC), aims to create the world’s largest queer virtual choir which on World Aids Day (1 December 2012) will sing out for equality around the world. […]

Paddle Round The Pier 2012: no damp spirits!

Paddle Round the Pier 2012

Last weekend (Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July) saw the Paddle Round The Pier Beach Festival take place once again in Brighton. While the rain had an obvious effect on attendance, organisers are delighted to have once again raised thousands of pounds for this year’s charities – the RNLI, Winston’s Wish and Surf Action. Dave […]

City College Brighton and Hove Fashion Show gives Martlets a fundraising boost

City College Brighton and Hove Fashion Show gives Martlets a fundraising boost

Martlets Hospice had a £500 boost from City College Art & Design students recently when the proceeds from a charity fashion show held earlier this year were presented to Martlets Community Events Fundraiser Clem Hunnisett. In ‘Rags to Riches’, Fashion and Textile students from the Foundation and Extended Diploma Art and Design courses had taken […]

Brighton and Hove homeless day centre wins 2012 Sussex Heritage Trust Award

Brighton Housing Trust

A refurbished day centre for homeless men and women in Brighton and Hove has been announced as a winner of the 2012 Sussex Heritage Trust Award. Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) received the award for the £800,000 renovation of First Base Day Centre for homeless and insecurely housed men and women. In 2008 BHT obtained funding […]

Brighton review: Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) fundraiser @ The Blind Tiger Club Brighton 4 July 2012

Brighton review Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) fundraiser @ The Blind Tiger Club Brighton 4 July 2012

The fundraising event at the Blind Tiger Club in Grand Parade is filling up nicely with laughter, pub chatter, wallet-searching, ordering of drinks. The live band tunes itself up with a comical song ‘All I Ever Hear Is The…’. After recording levels are agreed, the musicians exit the stage and a fully projected screen is […]

Brighton interview: Tony Hawks on Playing the Moldovans at Tennis @ Duke of York’s Friday 29 June

Tony Hawks Playing the Moldovans at Tennis

Elizabeth Hughes caught up with the philanthropic Brighton comic, Tony Hawks, to talk tennis, travel, movies and the importance of giving something back. Comedian and author Tony Hawks was born in Brighton and will be back in town on Friday night (29 June) to introduce his new film- Playing the Moldovans at Tennis – at […]

Skate and ride at Brighton’s Paddle Round The Pier 2012

Paddle Round the Pier 2012

After the huge popularity of the skateboarding ramps with skaters, BMX riders and spectators alike, we are pleased to announce that the ramps are back again for Paddle Round The Pier 2012 The ‘Skate & Ride Area’, which is situated on the promenade area of the Paddle Round The Pier beach festival site on Hove […]

Hove based charity Kiya Survivors calls for Kiya Tanzania volunteers

With so much need in the world as a result of poverty, conflict and natural disasters it can be hard to know how to make a tangible difference. Giving money from afar is only one route – there are other options that can help make a difference. The Hove based charity Kiya Survivors’ new project […]

Family fun guaranteed at Brighton’s Paddle Round the Pier beach festival

Family fun guaranteed at Brighton’s Paddle Round the Pier beach festival

The Paddle Round The Pier beach Festival really does offer something for everyone and something for all ages – and this year is no exception! There is a huge array of events, activities and more on offer for families wanting to head down to the free charitable event, which takes place on Saturday 7 and […]

British Paralympian Sophia Warner opens new Simplicare Centre in Brighton

British Paralympian gold medal hopeful Sophia Warner is taking a little time out from her hectic training schedule to open the new Simplicare Centre at Freshfield Business Park, Stevenson Road in Brighton today (Wednesday 20 June). Simplicare Centre comprises a care and mobility retail store and care recruitment offices providing care and disability products and […]

Mayor of Brighton and Hove to start the fifth annual sponsored legal walk

Staff at the Brighton Housing Trust’s (BHT) Legal Advice Centre will be joining the annual legal sponsored 10k walk on the 21 June to raise money for legal aid services in Sussex. Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Bill Randall, will be at the start of the walk where hundreds of lawyers, law school students, […]

Hen Heaven’s ‘Here Comes The Bride’ charity coastal walk for The Rocking Horse Appeal

To celebrate its 10th year in the business, leading hen weekend providers Hen Heaven will be marking the occasion with a series of activities starting with the ‘Here Comes the Bride’ charity coastal walk in aid of the children’s charity the Rocking Horse Appeal. On 7 July, 20 of the Brighton based business’s team of […]

Mayor thanks Brighton Housing Trust volunteers

The Mayor thanks volunteers for commitment to housing charity Brighton Housing Trust (BHT), which has celebrated Volunteers Week (1 – 7 June) with a thank you event for its volunteers at the Mayors Parlour. 25 volunteers attended the event where they received certificates from the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Bill Randall, to thank […]

Cash is tight and time is precious – can you spare some time? Hove and Portslade Save the Children shops appeal for volunteers

Hove and Portslade Save the Children shops appeal for volunteers

The first Save the Children shops started in the 1960s. Today, we have over 125 shops across the UK. These shops are Save the Children’s presence on the high street and we need enthusiastic and creative individuals to help. Whether you have management experience, a flair for selling, visual merchandising or you have a head […]