A POPULAR entertainment venue raised money for a good cause.

The Old Market, in Hove, raised £1,057 for the Brighton Women’s Centre, based in Richmond Place.

This was all done as part of the centre’s Reigning Women Season.

During the season, which ran throughout February and March, customers were invited to donate during their visit to The Old Market in exchange for a tote bag with products donated by a number of local and national companies, including The Body Shop, Lewes Football Club, Choc-Chick, Brighton Gin, Cult Hero and Infinity Foods.

Mark Gordon, marketing manager for The Old Market, said: “We’re beyond delighted to have raised so much money for Brighton Women’s Centre.

“The work they do for our community is immeasurable.

“A massive thank you must go out to all of the artists who performed during the season, the volunteers and staff at Brighton Women’s Centre and The Old Market, but most importantly, a big thank you to everyone who visited and donated.”

Brighton Women’s Centre has been supporting self-identifying women in Sussex for more than 40 years.

Founded in 1974, the centre aims to be a “safe space for women needing support”.

The project provides a variety of services and aims to empower women and promote independence in a safe, women-only space.

They help women from all backgrounds, facing all kinds of issues, to live happier lives.

Lisa Dando, director of Brighton Women’s Centre, said: “BWC is overwhelmed by the amount of money raised by The Old Market and the artists who supported the Reigning Women season.

“We are especially delighted to have come together as part of our International Women’s Day celebrations to mark gender equality.

“BWC is very dependent on the goodwill and generosity of our local community and we are delighted that visitors to TOM have supported us in this way.”

Acts who performed during the Reigning Women season included Rachel Parris, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Jessie Cave and Dolly Alderton.

The season will return next year.