Fashion show brings curtain down on Mayor’s mad March

Former Irish international and Albion player John Bryne supported one of the fundraising events and is pictured with Seaford mayor Councillor Linda Wallraven.
Former Irish international and Albion player John Bryne supported one of the fundraising events and is pictured with Seaford mayor Councillor Linda Wallraven.

A FASHION show, quiz night and sponsored hop all helped to boost funds for a Seaford based charity during a manic month of fundraising.

The Mayor’s Mad March Marathon came to an end on Saturday (March 31) and looked set to break the £3,000 barrier from the year’s donations.

Seaford mayor Councillor Linda Wallraven chosen charity is WAVES which offers practical help to families in need in the town.

She decided to finish her mayoral year of 2011/12 on a high note by getting the community to join in the fun and think of different ways they could boost funds for the organisation.

The Bishopstone resident wrote to businesses and groups asking them to pick a date in March to host an event and the response has been overwhelming.

She said, “The support has been very encouraging.

“So far this year we have raised £1,600 and we still have quite a few events to go.

“I’ve been able to attend everyone so far.

“There’s been lots of support and people and those in groups have done well.”

The Mayor received fantastic support from all over the town, with pupils at Micklefield Nursery School taking part in a sponsored hop, Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors putting on a performance of Carry On Up The Beanstalk’ and a football match at Crouch Gardens which saw former Brighton footballer and Irish international John Bryne rub shoulders with the crowds.

A fashion show helped to rake in £500 for the cause and Bishopstone Horticultural Show added £220 to the charity pot.

If anyone else would like to donate to WAVES they can do so by ringing Seaford Town Council on 894870 or call Cllr Wallraven on 899486 or 492246.