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October 2015  

Our Rural Crime awareness video, introduced by Ray Mears, was published in partnership with Sussex Police alongside their campaign running in support of Wildlife Crime Awareness Week. 

Publicity for the video was primarilly undertaken through social media. Links to the video were also placed on the Crimestoppers and Sussex Police web sites.

View our Rural Crime awareness video
September 2015

Golden Handcuff Club Re-launch Event

Our Golden Handcuff supporters networking lunch was held on Tuesday 15th September where a revised approach and structured levels of membership were introduced.

View the revised structure

 

July 2014

Domestic Violence

We joined with Sussex Police, in a campaign funded by East Sussex Women of the Year, to increase anonymous third party reporting of domestic and sexual violence across the county.
Read the press release
 March 2014

Human Trafficking - Read The Signs

Human trafficking is an issue that is moving more into the public consciousness, with an increasing number of both currently operating and developing initiatives to target offenders at national and local levels.

Working alongside Sussex Police and other organisations at Gatwick Airport, Sussex Crimestoppers held an awareness day on Friday 28th March at the Gatwick Hilton Hotel, where after an initial formal launch presentation, approximately 20 local and national organisations showcased their work, illustrating tell-tale signs and some of the outcomes of human trafficking in a drop-in 'market stall' arena.

Staff working in the transport, security and hotel sectors were the primary target audience, but invitations were also extended to other interested parties.

More details of the event
Various dates in 2014

Operation Hedgehunter

Campaign with Sussex Police at Pease Pottage Services on the M23 to target rogue companies in the road haulage industry, particularly relating to the illegal importation of cigarettes and tobacco.

We gave out vouchers for free coffee/tea at the services café to the lorry drivers as well as Crimestoppers multi-language concertina 'Batman' cards, some newly designed crimestoppers sugar sachets (which will also be for use in the services café) and the latest keyfobs.

Our objective wasto help raise awareness amongst workers in the road haulage industry and to promote the Crimestoppers annonymous telephone and internet information reporting services.

 
November 2013

Speakeasy Spectacular Fundraising Dinner 

On Friday 22nd November, the Ballroom at the Brighton Grand Hotel was transported back in time and became a 1920s speakeasy for Sussex Crimestoppers main annual fundraising event. Guests passed through security checks for access to the Library Pietro James, where the password gave access through a secret door into the Fat Slam Bar and Bootlegger ballroom for an evening of glitz, glamour, fine food and entertainment.  As the final calculations are being worked out it would appear that the evening has been a great success in raising funds to help fight crime in Sussex.

After the event East Sussex High Sherrif, Graham Peters DL, commented:

"Thank you so much for such a great evening at the Crimestoppers Speakeasy yesterday evening and particular thanks to you and your team for making our late arrival so utterly painless - we managed all three courses!

We also much enjoyed meeting some new friends as well as old.

Judging from the raffle and auction, the evening will be a resounding success financially - it certainly was socially.

All good wishes - I look forward to meeting again."

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August 2013

Crimestoppers 25th Anniversary

Crimestoppers, Chief Constables and Police & Crime Commissioners from Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Thames Valley came together recently to celebrate the charity’s 25th anniversary.

Brief Report
March 2013 Rural Crime Campaign Launch, held at the South of England Showground in conjunction with the South of England Agricultural Society AGM.  Working in partnership with English Heritage and the National Farmers Union, the objective was to launch initiatives that raise awareness amongst people living in rural areas or using them for work and leisure. 
 
November 2012

Ongoing - Domestic Violence Awareness

In conjunction with White Ribbon Day, Sussex Crimestoppers ran a publicity campaign urging people to speak out if they became aware of domestic violence occurring.

Read the press release
February 2012

Domestic Violence Campaign Launch, kindly sponsored by Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club and held at at the Amex Stadium in Brighton. Addressing a frequently hidden crime, which remains a concern to society. The keynote launch speaker was Penny Beale, a mother who suffered the awful experience of losing her own daughter to domestic violence. Penny made a short film of her traumatic experience, entitled 'Break the Silence' and this provided a very emotional focus to the purpose of the event. Sussex Crimestoppers produced a Domestic Violence Storyboard as part of our campaign launch.

View Break the Silence
November 2012 Sussex Crimestoppers main annual fundraising dinner was again held at the Brighton Grand Hotel. Based around a pirate murder mystery theme, the evening was a great success and made a valuable contribution to the budget  
November 2011 Sussex Crimestoppers raised more than £15,000 at its second annual fundraising event, appropriately a murder mystery evening at the Grand Hotel, Brighton Sussex Life Article
November 2010 Sussex Crimestoppers Patrons, Dame Vera Lynn and Dr Peter James attended our fundraising dinner at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Sussex Life Article