Peer Action car boot sale…sorry it’s cancelled!

14 March update – please see below. This event is cancelled.

2 March update – to date we have not received any donations or offer of support on the day. If we’re unable to obtain enough credible items to sell by the 15th March unfortunately we will have to cancel this event, thank you.

 

New coffee and cake meet ups starting in January

Members have asked for the return of the popular monthly coffee mornings when friends meet up for a natter over a coffee and CAKE!  All are very welcome so please do pop along and support this new Peer Action event.

We are starting this in January and the first two dates are;

Thursday 10th January  10.30am meet at The Corner Cafe, 56 St James’s Street, BN2 1QG 

Thursday 7th February  10.30am meet at My Coffee Story, 36 St James’s Street, BN2 1RG

To give an indication of interest and people expected please let us know you are coming along by clicking on the event calendar

https://peeraction.net/events/new-january-event-coffee-and-cake-meet-up/

We look forward to meeting you on January 10th! we’ll be rating our visits to different (and recommended) locations around Brighton and Hove!

ps we all buy our own coffee and cake, it’s not funded, thank you.

 

BLAGGS Bowling Extravaganza!

We need a team of 8 for Peer Action!

BLAGSS Bowling Extravaganza Wednesday 27th February 2019

The Annual BLAGSS Bowling Extravaganza will be back again in 2019, taking over the entire Hollywood Bowl  at Brighton Marina. Last year’s Challenge was a huge success, attracting over 200 bowlers from different Brighton & Hove LGBT community groups.

Hollywood Bowl (formerly Bowlplex), Brighton Marina, BN2 5UT

Time 5pm for our team to meet up and a practice!
7.00 pm for the Extravaganza start.

The format of the competition will be as in previous years – 2 games on different lanes; with “glorious” prizes for the winning team.

https://www.blagss.org/bowlingextravaganza

The Peer Action team will nominate a team manager and communications will be by a whatsapp group. This is a free event for Peer Action members.

Join the team now!     https://peeraction.net/events/peer-action-bowling-team/

Become a Trustee or Secretary for Peer Action

Peer Action Trustees and Secretary Positions        

Peer Action is a Brighton and Hove based charity with the sole aim of making a difference to the lives of people living with HIV and those who care for them. We offer support for everyone affected by HIV and offer regular yoga and therapy days together with popular swimming and social activities, exclusive visits to museum exhibitions and some beautiful historic houses and gardens. We focus on our charity work and we are working hard to stop others feeling isolated or out of touch.

We are looking to appoint trustees to join our enthusiastic board. Joining us you will be a team player and demonstrate a real commitment, integrity and responsibility in a professional way to the charity. Appropriate conduct is an essential requirement.

As a Trustee you will be responsible as part of the board for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity’s goals, developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the regulatory guidelines.

We are also looking to appoint a secretary for the charity. This is also a trustee position with a specific role on the board as secretary, and it would suit a person with very good organisational skills.

The role of a trustee is a voluntary position. It’s a rewarding role and you will be able to bring one or more of the following elements to the charity.

  • Strong in administration and social media skills
  • Skills in fundraising
  • Skills in communications and marketing

Above all we are looking for people with the credibility and passion to make a difference for everyone affected by HIV within the community. Although we operate within a very strong local community, we invite applications from Sussex and the surrounding areas.

For an informal chat before applying or to apply please contact our Chair, Ms Adriana Silva  chair@peeraction.net

Applications by email in the form of a letter, thank you.

Closing date: 28th January 2019 

We welcome applications from all ages and parts of the community. The positions are subject to a DBS disclosure.

 

World Aids day…candlelit vigil

World Aids Day 2018: candlelit vigil at New Steine Gardens

We will be attending the event and taking part in the reading of names. Will you join us?

Planning for Peer Action’s events – summary of our meeting

We had a really good planning meeting at the Camelford Arms, Camelford Street, Brighton BN2 1TQ

Members including trustees proposed and discussed many new and exciting events and great fundraising activities for the coming months. These are in addition to our fabulous Wellbeing and yoga days, bowling, lunchtime swimming, games evenings, bingo events…and more!

Look out for these new events, all the details will be in the events calendar soon!

Sunday lunch and fundraising raffle

new monthly coffee mornings (starting on the 10th January) https://peeraction.net/new-coffee-and-cake-meet-ups-starting-in-january/

exclusive and amazing brand new Brighton Museum exhibition tour

new quarterly car boot fundraising event at The Marina

exclusive behind the scenes tour at Brighton Museum

We are now organising these for our members, service users and friends of Peer Action. These will further strengthen our links in the community and offer friendship and support to many people.

We hope you come along and enjoy!

Peer Action’s news and update for November and December is out: check your inbox!

Our email newsletter is fully packed with news and events for 2018. Don’t miss out, feel free to share!

Find it on: mailchi.mp/8ddaa2aeb5e3/peer-actions-news-nov-dec

 

Resound and Rebelles: Hove for the holidays 2018

Resound and Rebelles, two Brighton & Hove-based singing groups, invite us to join them for the Christmas concert Hove for the Holidays 2018.

We’ve got 16 tickets for Saturday 15th December at the discounted price of £12 (they are going really fast!).
Will you join us? You can buy your ticket below and meet us from 6.45pm on the day  peeraction.net/events/

News from the trustees…feedback time!

Have your say and talk to the trustees of Peer Action…

It is our firm intention that the board of trustees are transparent in their views and make carefully considered decisions for the very best of the charity.

Updates will be shown here on subjects of interest which are discussed at trustee meetings and service users of Peer Action are invited to comment on these (see link below).

All comments and notifications will certainly be taken up at our next meeting and responses shown in this section of the web site, and we will be very pleased to hear from you, thank you.

Trustees of Peer Action               trustees@peeraction.net

The next trustee meeting is on Tuesday 8th January 2019.

 

NEW! The Rainbow Hub in St James’s Street

There’s an exciting new space that is opening soon in St James’s Street Brighton. The Rainbow Hub is a local point of contact for LGBT+ people seeking up to date help, information or guidance, in a safe, non judgemental environment.

Peer Action is very pleased to be working with the volunteers from The Hub and supporting the community with our Well-being therapy days and weekly Yoga days.

In recognition of National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018 Peer Action attended The Rainbow Hub’s Candlelit Reception and Vigil on Wednesday 17th October at St James Street, Brighton,
There were light refreshments and the vigil took place outside the Hub at 7pm.

It was a great turnout and the community made a very loud 2 minutes ‘noise’ to shout about the awareness week!

Many thanks to  Alan Flack, manager and Billie Lewis, Chair of the LGBT community safety forum.