Brighton Housing Trust, was one of the charities supported by former Mayor, Brian Fitch, during his year as Mayor.
It is only the second time that BHT has been one of the Mayor’s charities, the first time was in the 1990’s when Gill Sweeting was Mayor.
The year as one of the Mayor’s charities, along with the Argus Appeal and the Martlets Hospice, has been great fun, not least because of the unique, entertaining, and extraordinary contribution of the then Mayoress, Norah Fitch.
What is more, I understand that the £47,500 raised is the second largest amount ever raised, topped only in a year when a very large one-off donation was made. The money received will go entirely on supporting the work we do at First Base Day Centre.
The successful year is down to the team work of Brian and Norah Fitch. I thank them and wish them well in their retirement.