Breakaway with town’s AM Rotary annual weekend

Hilary Lewis, chair of SASBAH, receives a cheque for Breakaway from Rotarian Linda Dean
Hilary Lewis, chair of SASBAH, receives a cheque for Breakaway from Rotarian Linda Dean
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Eastbourne AM Rotary Club is staging its annual Breakaway weekend for 25 people with disabilities or learning needs from Friday July 26 to Sunday July 28.

The Rotarians team up with SASBAH – the Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus – every year to give the group a holiday they will never forget. The break is taking place at the Knowles Tooth Centre in Hurstpierpoint and Rotarians spend the weekend helping, cooking, cleaning and supporting SASBAH’s staff.

The youngsters will enjoy games, a barbecue and a day out at the Windmill Hill Activity Centre.

David Linsell, president of Eastbourne AM, “It costs the club £3,500 to fund this holiday for this wonderful group of people, so it means we are fundraising all year round. But the club is very happy to do so, because Breakaway is an event that is very special for our members, and the Rotarians get so much out of helping as well as funding the project. The motto of Rotary is service above self, and this is a perfect example of that.”

Rom Sanglaji, general manager of SASBAH, said, ‘We have a very close relationship with Eastbourne AM, and we are very grateful for the support they give us every year. Those who attend Breakaway always have a great time, and that’s why our partnership with the Rotary club is so valued.”