The Mayor of Seaford, Cllr Mark Brown, is championing two forthcoming events for Waves Family Support.
The Seaford-based charity provides essential support and advice to local families in need.
But Waves does not receive any central or government funding. It is paid for entirely by the gifts of local people, local churches, grant applications and fundraising events. And, confusingly, it is not in any way linked to Wave Leisure, the district’s sports centre provider.
Waves is supported by a number of local residents and the charity is extremely grateful but its costs are always rising. In order to keep the Waves Centre open and pay its family workers it is seeking support through the Mad4Families Campaign (Making a Difference 4 Families).
The charity is aiming to secure 400 new supporters of the work, each donating £4 a month. This will go a long way to meeting these costs and help Waves to budget more efficiently and not rely so much on grant funding. £4 a month equates to less than £1 a week over a year. Of course if anyone wants to give more than that the charity would be delighted, and gift-aiding is possible. For those who agree to offer this support it is giving a Mad4Families limited edition mug to mark their commitment.
Waves is delighted to be one of the Mayor of Seaford’s charities this year along with Seahaven Storehouse. With the Mayor it is planning two fundraising events in November. On November 8 there’s a First World War Tea Party and Concert. Seaford Silver Band, the Archway Choir and Seaford Baptist Concert Choir have all generously donated their time and talents for this event.
Tickets for the tea and concert will be £7.50 and for the concert only will be £5. They will be available from the Waves Centre, Seaford Baptist Church and the Seaford Tourist Information Centre. Proceeds will be shared between the Mayor’s two charities and Help for Heroes.
On November 26, M&Co will be hosting a Fashion Show for the Mayor’s charities at its store in Broad Street. Tickets, at just £6, will be available from M&Co, the Waves Centre and the TiC.