Frankie Goes To Hollywood frontman Holly Johnson took time from his latest tour to visit HIV charity The Sussex Beacon.

Ahead of last Thursday's show at the Brighton Dome for his Holly Johnson Says Relax tour, he and a few close friends looked around the main centre of the Brighton-based charity, chatting with members of the team to find out more about the work done to support and care for people living with HIV across Sussex.

A spokesman for The Sussex Beacon said: “We’re extremely grateful to Holly for taking time out of a busy schedule.

“We are honoured that he also kindly signed anti-HIV stigma placards that we used in the Brighton and Hove Pride parade, including one stating the obvious - HIV stigma is a b*tch.”

The Argus: Holly Johnson signed an anti-HIV stigma placard at The Sussex BeaconHolly Johnson signed an anti-HIV stigma placard at The Sussex Beacon (Image: The Sussex Beacon)

The visit from Holly Johnson comes as the charity prepares to mark World Aids Day on December 1 to show support for people living with the virus and commemorate those who have died from Aids-related illnesses.

The Sussex Beacon, founded in 1992, provides high quality care and support in a friendly and homely environment, running services from a centre in the city, equipped with a ten-bed inpatient unit, therapy rooms and larger rooms for group work.