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 national or 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 £25,000 during the course of a year.


During the year ended 30th June 2018, the following donations were made:

  • £7,458 to assist people in fuel poverty in Brighton & Hove;
  • £5,000 to Martlets Hospice;
  • £2,247 running bingo sessions in retirement homes;
  • £1,500 to Leo House in the Home;
  • £1,500 on a trip for children to a pantomime;
  • £1,035 to the Outlook Foundation;
  • £1,000 each to the Ralli Hall Lunch & Social Club, Extratime, the East Sussex Association for the Blind's Tuesday Club and to the Brighton Fringe to provide bursaries for senior citizens to perform;
  • £975 to Fun in Action;
  • £750 to the Somerset Day Centre;
  • £600 to the 5th Hove Scout Group;
  • £500 each to Sound Tennis Sussex, Safety Net, Off the Fence, and the Mobility Trust towards a power wheelchair for a local resident.
  • £482 to provide toys for children in hospital and at a women's refuge;
  • £480 to InterAct Stroke Support;
  • £450 to the Stroke Association;
  • £418 to the Prostate Cancer Support Organisation for Sussex;
  • £400 to the Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Centre;
  • plus almost three dozen smaller donations and purchases bringing the total for the year to over £35,000. Some 98% of this was for the benefit of people in our local community!