15 October 2010

Shoreham Port's very successful open day to celebrate 250 years at the heart of the community, raised over £6,000 to support local charities. We would like to thank the 15,000 people who attended.

Port representatives have presented cheques to some of our chosen charitable organisations, which include the children's charity 'The Rocking Horse Appeal', and Sussex MS (multiple sclerosis) treatment centre.

Analiese Doctrove, pictured left, is the Rockinghorse Community Fundraiser, said: "We're so grateful to Shoreham Port and their visitors for the very generous donation, which will really make a difference to the lives of sick and disabled children in Sussex and Surrey. "The money raised will go towards purchasing items such as sensory equipment to help children with their development and social skills, toys, games, and books, to keep children entertained throughout their stay in hospital. We are looking forward to being more involved with the Port and its future fund raising events next year."

In addition, Hazel Condell and William Barker from the Port presented a cheque to Sussex MS Treatment Centre in Croft Avenue, Southwick this week. They met with centre manager Alan Taylor and Jane Carroll, who were very appreciative of the continuous support of the port over the years, as it costs around £90,000 a year to run the centre. Alan Taylor said: "It will enable us to keep going. Our biggest difficulty is raising just ordinary running costs, so to receive a donation that we can use just to keep going is great."

You can view the following charities website to see the encouraging work they do by clicking on the following links:-

www.rockinghorse.org.uk 

www.mssussex.com 

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