Albion as One Fund

Albion as One Fund

Brighton & Hove Albion’s Albion As One charity fund has now raised over £375,000 having been kicked off with a staggering donation of £263,939 from the club’s players and directors.

The club’s players and staff have selected a number of charities based in Sussex, including charities for hospices, sick children, domestic abuse victims, bereavement care, foodbanks, homeless support and health workers – who will all benefit from the fund – alongside a contribution of approximately 20% to Albion in the Community. 

They are all charities hardest hit by the global coronavirus pandemic, and we have begun distributing funds to help communities in the city of Brighton & Hove and across our county. 

NHS charities supported by the sale of the Albion special edition shirt:

  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Charity
  • East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Charitable Fund
  • Queen Victoria Hospital
  • Surrey and Sussex Hospitals Charity
  • SE Coast Ambulance Service NHS Fund TST Charitable Fund
  • Sussex Community Foundation Trust
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust

Charities supported by the fund to date:

  • Chomp Brighton - Supporting and feeding families on low incomes who cannot afford healthy and nutritious food across the city
  • Brighton & Hove Food Partnership - Working with 21 foodbanks across the city to provide food to foodbank users
  • Fareshare Sussex - Emergency food support throughout Sussex – delivering food donations from supermarkets to foodbanks across Sussex.
  • Rise - Providing support to vulnerable people affected by domestic abuse
  • Brighton Womens Centre - Providing support to vulnerable women, and emergency food aid to its clients
  • JustLife - Providing homeless people with access to primary health care support. Phone and face to face contact. Emergency food support to 80 homeless/vulnerably housed people. Mental health and internet connectivity support
  • Clock Tower Sanctuary - Support to 16-25-year-old people who are vulnerably housed
  • Cruse Bereavement Care - Free counselling support for bereaved people in Brighton. Running telephone support
  • Together Co - Befriending service to overcome loneliness. Providing contact, shopping, IT support
  • Pride - Pride festival has been cancelled this year resulting in huge loss of income in supporting LGBT communities in Brighton & Hove
  • Friends of Sussex Hospices - Raises funds for 13 local hospices throughout Sussex
  • Rockinghorse - Fundraising arm of Brighton children’s hospital
  • Brighton & Hove Samaritans - Volunteer listening service to support people with suicidal thoughts or who are struggling
  • St John's Ambulance Sussex - St John volunteers are supporting ambulance services, hospitals and communities to help those in need during Covid-19
  • Grief Encounter - Supporting bereaved children and their families to help alleviate the pain caused by the death of someone close
  • Dom's Food Mission - providing emergency food for vulnerable families in Hastings
  • Turning Tides - Support people who are homeless into recovery and independence across West Sussex including Worthing, Littlehampton and Horsham
  • Strong Men - Emotional and mental health issues brought about by the suffering from bereavement.
  • Forward Facing - Provides activities and events for families suffering long-term illness and bereavement in the Sussex area
  • Martlets Hospice - All fundraising events have been cancelled seeing a drop-in short-term income. This donation helps to provide funds to support the hospice during the pandemic
  • Chestnut Tree House - All fundraising events have been cancelled seeing a drop-in short-term income. This donation helps to provide funds to support the children’s hospice during the pandemic
  • Allsorts Youth Project - Listens to, supports & connects children & young people under 26
  • Black & Minority Ethnic Community Partnership - The BMECP Food Bank provides emergency food parcels for people in crisis who live in Brighton and Hove