Some of the charities who benefited from a Sunday Funday in Langney, have been presented with their cheques.
The four charities who were chosen to share the £1,500 proceeds were Hazel Court School, Eastbourne Shed - a place for older people to take part in activities similar to those they would do in their own garden shed, but with others - the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Autism Sussex.
Eastbourne Homes’ four Area Panels - Central & Archery, Hampden Park & Willingdon Trees, Old Town and Langney - funded and organised the annual event, which attracted around 700 people.
Candy Vaughan, Chair of Langney Area Panel, said, “It was a pleasure to have a tea party and give a presentation to the charities. They’re four brilliant charities and it’s nice to get everyone together to receive their money and learn more about each other.”
Hazel Court’s Headteacher, Sophie Gurney, collected their cheque and said, “We’ve received funding for a new interactive room where different scenes can be created through a projected image, such as a magic carpet or swishing leaves on the ground. The Funday money is going towards bean bags and a mattress so that severely disabled children can sit or lie on it and fully experience the interaction.”
Oscar Plumley, who is the Shed Coordinator, was equally delighted with their donation, “Everyone at Eastbourne Shed is grateful for this money and we’re planning to get new equipment to help with dust extraction. There are a lot of people who are isolated so when they come to The Shed it helps reduce their loneliness.”
The Shed is open Wednesday to Friday between 10am and 4pm. Email Oscar.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.