This week the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Lynda Hyde, hosted a reception in Brighton Town Hall, attended by the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Peter Field, and the High Sheriff of East Sussex, Juliet Smith, to announce the latest awards made to local charities and community groups from the Arthur and Doreen Green Fund at Sussex Community Foundation.
Long-term benefit for charities
In 2008, Arthur Green’s wife, Doreen, died from cancer. With the legacy he inherited from his wife Arthur wanted to leave a fund that would provide long-term benefit for local charities and organisations, particularly those helping young people, old people and hospices. The fund which was set up has supported more than thirty charities and community groups since 2013 and given grants totalling more than £62,000
A permanent memorial
Arthur Green explained, “Doreen loved children but sadly we were not blessed with having any of our own. As the sole surviving member of my family, the family line would have ended eventually but, with the help of Sussex Community Foundation, that will now not happen. Not only will the fund be a permanent memorial to us both but, more importantly, the income generated by the fund will provide a contribution to the financial needs of some of the many worthy and deserving causes that exist throughout East and West Sussex.”