Hailsham mayor joins Breakaway

Hailsham Mayor councillor Jo Bentley was the VIP guest at the Eastbourne AM Rotary Club’s Breakaway holiday at the weekend.

Breakaway is an annual action-packed weekend for 25 disabled adults or those with learning difficulties, funded by Rotary and organised by SASBAH (Sussex Association for spina bifida and hydrocephalus).

On Sunday they spent the day at the PGL Adventure Centre at Windmill Hill, Herstmonceux, and Councillor Bentley spent an hour with the group.

She was greeted by AM President David Linsell, and watched the young people in action as they part in activities ranging from archery to trapeze to problem-solving games.

Mrs Bentley said, “Breakaway is a wonderful event, and evidence of a true partnership between Rotary and a local charity, SASBAH.

“I was delighted to be invited and could see for myself just how enjoyable Breakaway is for those who were invited along.”

The weekend involved spending Friday and Saturday at the Knowles Tooth Centre in West Sussex, and then the Sunday at Windmill Hill.

David Linsell said, “Breakaway is our biggest activity of the year, costing £3500, but as a club we are so proud to make this annual event happen.

“Breakaway is very special to Eastbourne AM.”