The Mayor's charities and events

Councillor Lynda Hyde became the current Mayor of Brighton & Hove on 21 May 2015.

The Mayor's charities

The Mayor actively supports a number of worthy charities which operate Brighton & Hove, servicing the local community and greatly improving the lives of residents in the city. The Mayor's and fundraising events support the following charities.

The Argus Appeal

The Argus Appeal is the charity of The Argus, Sussex’s only daily newspaper. The appeal works in the heart of our community and enables us to see first hand who is in need and to be able to make a difference quickly. Our supporters trust the integrity of our work, the honesty with which we tell our stories and the decisions we make when allocating funds. Support is given for a variety of benefits and causes, in particular disadvantaged children, the elderly, the vulnerable, people with disabilities and any other person, group or charity considered by the trustees to be appropriate for a fund allocation which will make a difference. Every penny raised goes to those in real need in our community.

The Martlets Hospice

The Martlets Hospice whose work touches almost every household in the city. It helps 1,000 people to live life as fully as they can, right up until the end. Expert clinical care is provided by highly skilled and experienced doctors and nurses through the inpatient unit and the hospice at home service. Wherever possible, the peace, respect and dignity of patients are retained. The hospice receives only 29 per cent of its funding from the NHS and has to raise £9,000 a day through charitable means to keep its doors open.

Grace Eyre

The Grace Eyre Foundation was founded by Grace Eyre Woodhead who created the organisation in 1898, a pioneering woman who developed the first innovative models of care for people with learning disabilities and mental health needs. The organisation has supported thousands of people over the years and their aim is to support them to enjoy personal freedom, be respected for their contribution and be treated as equals within the communities where they live. Grace Eyre supports the people who use our services to gain skills, knowledge and independence in order to achieve their dreams.

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