A couple, who used to live on the streets of Eastbourne, are today (23 August) raising money for charity.
Sammy Fuller and her partner, have now found a home and are busy raising funds for Meningitis Research Foundation, with a fundraiser at The Oval until 7pm. They have a BBQ, tombola, cake sale, raffle, face painting and singers.
Sammy was inspired to help the cause, when she lost her mum to the illness, when she was just 15 and her baby brother, six months old. She said, “We’ve been planning this a while, but when we first thought of this, we were homeless. So, whilst we were homeless, we planned this event and now we’ve been given a home, we feel settled and were able to run the event.”
Also attending the event, was the Mayor, Councillor Pat Hearn, who said, “I go to lots of charity events and what has struck me is that this is a couple that were homeless and now happily, have somewhere to live, but even when they had nothing, they weren’t just thinking about themselves, but thinking about making life better for other people, with meningitis and with Sammy’s mother actually having died from it, I find this all quite moving.”