I am writing to thank The Argus for the wonderful Argus Achievement Awards evening at the Corn Exchange - it was superbly arranged, with great style.

A lot of thought must have gone into this, with excellent results. Everyone was so nice.

I'm sorry that we did not win the Charity of the Year award but we could not have given way to a finer cause - the RNLI.

As a charity, we are dependent on the general public.

We get tremendous help from the Mother Teresa groups but there is one member of the public I would like to mention specifically - Sue Addis.

I mention her because she backed The Argus' wonderful event but also she has been so committed to helping the homeless and our charity.

There was an award for the best contributor to Sussex and I think The Argus should have been a contender.

I know of no other paper that has the interests of Brighton at heart. A heartfelt thank you to everyone.

-Irene Parry BEM Homeless And Lonely Organisation St Anne's, Fitzherbert Centre, Upper Bedford Street, Brighton