LAW firms across the area dug deep to help support a children’s hospice in Poling, raising almost £2,000 in a single night.
About 120 members of the Chichester and District Law Society – which includes solicitors’ offices in Littlehampton – raised an impressive £1,805 for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.
The annual dinner, which was held at Chichester Cathedral, included a fund-raising auction and raffle, with prizes donated by businesses from across the region.
The society’s president, Edward Cooke, presented the cheque to the hospice.
He said: “We chose to support Chestnut Tree House because it is the only children’s hospice in Sussex, and is an incredible support to life-limited children and their families.
“Given that this was the first time that the Chichester and District Law Society used its annual dinner as a fund-raiser, we are delighted that we managed to raise such a large sum for a truly deserving local cause.”
Chestnut Tree House’s representative, Tracy Bowdery, thanked all the society’s generous members, adding that the hospice needed constant public support.