Albion As One support Brighton Women's Centre

Latest donation from club's charity fund which has raised more than £300,000.

By Bruce Talbot • 27 May 2020

Some of the members of Brighton Women's Centre who supported International Women's Day earlier this year.

The Albion As One fund has begun helping local charities who are working in the City and throughout Sussex to assist vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

It’s second donation is to the Brighton Women’s Centre, a not-for-profit organisation which has been empowering women in the city since 1974.

They run a number of services supporting women from all backgrounds facing all kinds of issues and help them to live happier lives. Their services include women’s hubs, a foodbank, a therapy service, Inspire (supporting women at all stages of the criminal justice system), accommodation support, women’s peer to peer groups, Toybox childcare and a number of wellbeing projects.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Brighton Women’s Centre have been offering remote support online and supporting women and children who are self-isolating.

Director Lisa Dando said: “We are delighted to receive this donation from the Albion As One fund. The money will enable us to provide training and supervision for volunteers running our support lines for women and families affected by Covid-19. It will also enable us to purchase much needed IT/phones for those who do not have these items and as such will break down barriers to support. We anticipate this will support around 20 women per week.”

Albion As One kicked off last month with a six-figure contribution from the players and directors and so far more than £310,000 has been raised.

The club’s players and staff have selected a number of organisations 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.

To find out more about Brighton Women’s Centre click here