Weʼre raising £3,000 to support Pilgrim Bandits, Blind Veterans UK, Talking 2 Minds and Sussex Heart Charity.
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The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.
This page is to support and raise funds alongside our Charity Gala Night.
If you can't join us for our dazzling black tie event please consider donating on this page to support our charities,.
Pilgrim Bandits was established with the mantra 'always a little further'. They provide support for injured personnel which helps to re-instill their self belief and self confidence which can be destroyed by sustaining an injury whilst serving. The charity continuously inspires injured veterans to live life to the full, making sure they know that an injury doesn't define them. For more information, please see their website - http://pilgrimbandits.org/
Blind Veterans UK has been providing support to veterans with impaired vision since 1915, helping them to deal with their sustained injuries. They strongly believe in the phrase 'we work together as one team' because they want to provide a support service that transforms their lives so they feel fulfilled and independent, allowing them to achieve things that they may have not thought possible alone. For more information, please see their website - https://www.blindveterans.org.uk/
The Sussex Heart Charity was created to provide support for the cardiac unit in Brighton. Since 1987 the charity has been providing information to the public on heart health, providing training and participating in innovative research that helps to save peoples lives everyday. They provided the first ever public access defibrillator and continue to try and provide these to businesses across Sussex, of which we are a happy recipient. We also work with the charity to deliver their Brightona event in Brighton which is a biking event hosted to raise money for the charity. For more information, please see their website - http://sussexheartcharity.org/
Talking2Minds provides vital support to those suffering from mental illnesses as a result of their service, combating such issues as PTSD and depression. The charity was established in 2008 and is still relatively small with little finance but the impact they have had on over 700 veterans' lives has been immeasureable. They adopt a non-medical approach to the illnesses, focusing on talking and inclusion to provide a safe environment that can be used to talk about issues, or simply provide a friendly atmosphere that makes people feel welcome and cared for. You can join them in their #JumpOutChallenge by videoing yourself jumping out to scare someone, sharing it on social media and making a donation. For more information, please see their website - https://www.talking2minds.co.uk/
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