Bank surprises Arun charity with fundraising boost

Andrea Glasgow, premier banking manager at Barclays in Worthing, with Terry Evans, one of the event organisers and fundraiser for the Arun Sunshine Group
Andrea Glasgow, premier banking manager at Barclays in Worthing, with Terry Evans, one of the event organisers and fundraiser for the Arun Sunshine Group

IRISH music and dancing helped raise £2,400 for the Arun Sunshine Group, for adults with a learning difficulty.

Celtic Nights provided the music free of charge to help the charity and more than 100 people attended the fundraising event at Rustington Memorial Hall, in Woodlands Avenue, on Saturday.

Derek Moore, project leader at Arun Sunshine Group, said: “With the sale of tickets and a raffle, we managed to raise a fantastic sum of £1,400.

“To mine and the surprise of all those attending, we were also given a donation of £1,000 by Andrea Glasgow, premier banking manager at Barclays in Worthing. She said that the bank would match £1 for each £1 we raised up to £1,000.

“So, the total for the night was £2,400, which is more than one third of the amount we need to raise each year to keep the group going.

“We would like to thank everyone for their efforts, especially the event organisers, Mr Terry and Mrs Sharon Evans, and also Barclays Bank in Worthing for match funding the money raised.”

Arun Sunshine Group meets at Dove Lodge, 49 Beach Road, Littlehampton, on alternate Sundays from 2pm to 5pm.

The objective is to advance the education and welfare of adults with learning difficulties, and to provide support for their families and carers, in order to provide them with a better standard of life.

Visit www.arunsunshine.org.uk for more information.

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