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January 24, 2022 at 6:00 am

Brighton Half Marathon 2022  |  Charity news

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Join Team Beacon as we celebrate 30 years of The Sussex Beacon

Run for Team Beacon

Following on from last year’s record-breaking £55,000 raised for the Beacon, #teambeacon returns in February with a new price, new vest and new medal!Registration is just £30 (with a £200 fundraising commitment) and you’ll receive these great benefits:

  • Exclusive 30th medal
  • Technical running vest
  • Private toilets
  • Dedicated Team Beacon area
  • Chance to run with our celeb runners, including Zoe Lyons
  • Food & drink
  • Dedicated Team Beacon race pen – new for 2022!
  • Dedicated cheer point for families – new for 2022!

Sign up for a Team Beacon place >>

Beacon supporters at Pride

More about The Sussex Beacon

Every year, the Brighton Half Marathon is organised by The Sussex Beacon, a Brighton-based charity providing specialist care and support for people living with HIV in Sussex.Whilst medication now means that people can live long and full lives after being diagnosed with HIV, many still suffer from secondary illnesses such as dementia or cancer, or face the stigma and isolation still associated with a positive diagnosis.  Your support means that the charity can continue its vital specialist medical and community care for people living with HIV, whether recovering from treatment, getting help with a new diagnosis, or seeking mental health support.Find out more about the Beacon and the work it does.

Charity in focus: The Sussex Beacon

The Sussex Beacon has continued to provide care and support for people living with HIV in Brighton and Sussex during the pandemic. This often meant working even more closely with NHS providers and ensuring that appointments and treatments were provided to diverse groups during an exceptionally challenging time.  

The pressure of coronavirus on the Beacon’s services means that they need the help of their fundraisers more than ever. With limited funds available from Government, the Beacon is reliant on its runners and participants to help provide needed funds. 

Luckily, the Sussex Beacon fields one of the largest groups of runners each year at the Brighton Half Marathon. Under the banner of Team Beacon, these dedicated runners raise money for the Brighton-based charity and ensure that those living with HIV in the area are visible.  

Join us! 

The Brighton Half Marathon is organised and led by the Sussex Beacon on behalf of its service users and also those looked after by other charities. By joining Team Beacon, you’ll ensure that the impact of your fundraising stays local, positively impacting those with the greatest need. 

How we’ll support you 

As the organising charity for the Brighton Half Marathon, the Sussex Beacon has exclusive perks for this event. These include: 

  • A special, dedicated area exclusive to Team Beacon runners. This is located near the race start line. 
  • Private toilets for Team Beacon runners.  
  • A race exclusive medal. 
  • Help with your fundraising from an expert fundraising team. 
  • A Sussex Beacon technical running vest 
  • Invite to a private Team Beacon Facebook group and support from Team Beacon.

Sign up now! 

We’d love you to join Team Beacon and help those living with HIV in Brighton. You can join the fundraising efforts by choosing ‘Team Beacon entry’ on the registration form. 

If you’re interested in discovering more about Team Beacon, visit sussexbeacon.org.uk/team-beacon for more information and updates