Arun chairman’s race a galloping success

Councillor Andy Cooper, vice-chairman of Arun District Council, centre, with wife Ali  presenting a prize during race four, the chairman's handicap hurdle SUS-141031-162304001
Councillor Andy Cooper, vice-chairman of Arun District Council, centre, with wife Ali presenting a prize during race four, the chairman's handicap hurdle SUS-141031-162304001
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MUSICIANS from across Sussex were singing for joy after a fundraiser by Arun District Council’s vice-chairman drummed up a top sum of cash.

West Sussex Music is set to benefit to the tune of £975 after a race day organised by councillor Andy Cooper, of Rustington, at the Fontwell Park race course.

The event took place last Wednesday and was sponsored by ISS Landscaping Global Technologies Racing, Piglets Pantry and The Arun Business Partnership along with Inspire Leisure and Bay Tree Estates.

A raffle and bucket collection was generously matched pound for pound by Barclays Bank. There were also a host of prizes donated by West Sussex Music, L Guess Jewellers, Fontwell Park Race Course, Virgin Active, Rustington, and Butlins, Bognor Regis.

James Underwood, chief executive of West Sussex Music, said: “I would like to thank Arun District Council for orchestrating such a successful day, it was great for us to meet with those that generously sponsored the event and it was the perfect opportunity to showcase West Sussex Music and raise money for our charitable work with harder to reach children.”

Mr Cooper, who has made the music group his chosen charity for the year, said the day was a ‘thoroughly enjoyable and successful’ one and wished to thank all the sponsors who donated prizes for the raffle.