Charities benefit from Sunday Funday

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Robert Cooper from Hampden Park & Willingdon Trees Area Panel presents a cheque to members of the Eastbourne Special Olympics
Robert Cooper from Hampden Park & Willingdon Trees Area Panel presents a cheque to members of the Eastbourne Special Olympics

Three local charities have benefitted from the Eastbourne Homes Area Panel Sunday Funday.

Around 300 people flocked to Sevenoaks Park in Langney during the summer to enjoy the fun and entertainment event.

More than £1,380 was raised and the money has been split between three charities - Matthew 25 Mission, a support centre for vulnerable people, Gig Buddies, a project that pairs up people with and without learning disabilities to go to events together, and Special Olympics Eastbourne, which provides sports activities for people with learning disabilities.

A presentation afternoon was held at Langney Village Hall in Etchingham Road so that representatives from each of the charities could receive their cheques. They were joined by members of the various Eastbourne Homes Area Panels which cover Langney, Hampden Park & Willingdon Trees, Old Town and Central & Archery. 

Eastbourne Homes’ New Initiatives Development Officer, Sarah Roberts, said: “The Area Panels have been hosting the Sunday Funday for several years now and this year’s was the most successful ever. We were delighted to welcome members of the charities to our presentation as it gave us an opportunity to hear more about the excellent work they all do in the community.”

Published on October 11, 2017