A MURAL paying tribute to “one of Brighton’s great characters” is set to be unveiled after a fundraiser.

People have been invited to view the tribute at Hotel Selina in Kings Road, Brighton to Derrick Furnival, who died in September last year.

A crowdfunder for the mural, created by the Brighton art collective The Postman, raised more than £2,500.

Money leftover from the installation will be donated to the animal welfare charity Blue Cross, chosen by Mr Furnival’s family.

Speaking at the time of Mr Furnival’s passing, friend Paul Beard said he was “one of Brighton’s great characters and much loved and under that hat was a heart of gold”.

Bill Smith, founder of Latest TV and a friend of his since the 1980s, also said that Mr Furnival had been “instrumental in setting up everything that happened in clubland on the seafront.”

He said: “He has always been at the forefront of every new cultural development that has ever happened in Brighton.

“As funny as Charlie Chaplin and as kind as kind as Mother Teresa - in my view, one of the most terrible losses Brighton has had in many years.”

The mural in memory of Mr Furnival will be installed from 1pm this afternoon, with people encouraged to come along and mark the event.