GRANTS and DONATIONS

The Club has always raised funds for the benefit of charitable causes, mainly in our local community although some money is spent on overseas projects. Donations vary from a few pounds to commitments of ongoing support for thousands of pounds each year over a period. In this way, we regularly dispense more than £20,000 during the course of a year.


During the year ended 30th June 2017, the following donations were made:

  • £5,000 to Martlets Hospice;
  • £2,343 providing bingo sessions at retirement homes;
  • £2,100 to Leo House at Home children's hospice service;
  • £1,760 for children's educational outings to a zoo;
  • £1,719 to provide wheelchairs for disabled people;
  • £1,542 on outings for children to the pantomime;
  • £1,498 for a senior citizens' Christmas party and for Christmas gifts to senior citizens;
  • £1,220 to buy toys for children in hospital at Christmas and Easter;
  • £1,000 to the Tuesday Club for blind and partially-sighted persons;
  • £1,000 to provide bursaries for senior citizens to take part in the Brighton Fringe festival;
  • £897 for a prostate cancer testing day;
  • £600 to the Grenfell Tower appeal;
  • £600 to Little Green Pig;
  • £500 to 6th Brighton Scout Group;
  • £500 to Long Furlong Riding for the Disabled;
  • £500 to Fresh Start Kidz Club;
  • plus further donations to 5th Hove Scout Group, Synergy Creativity, 50+ Tai Chi Group, Sussex Prisoners' Families, Coldean School, Brighton Oasis Project, YMCA Downslink, Southern Knights, Asthma Relief, the Fire Fighters Charity, the Nuclear Medicine dept at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, & various other small donations and purchases bringing the total for the year to over £27,000.