Rounding off a year of successful fundraising

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THE SPOTLIGHT Players amateur dramatic society members have completed a successful year of fundraising through their productions and handed over a cheque for £850 to the Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SASBAH) and a donation of £150 to St Mary’s Church.

Natasha Gausden, one of the members of the Spotlight Players, a group that was originally founded in the 1980s when it was St Aiden’s Drama Group, said, “We are a local group that welcomes everyone, putting on both a spring show and panto each year and we decided to make SASBAH our charity of the year 2010 as we wanted to donate to a local charity to whom our donation would really make a difference.”

Becky Saunders, a local SASBAH member, is photographed receiving the cheque on behalf of the local charity, which supports individuals and families with spina bifida and hydrocephalus throughout Sussex.

SASBAH provides an extensive range of services including specialist advisers, social activities, residential breaks and supported work experience.

Both Becky and Claire Bryant, the deputy general manager for SASBAH, thanked the Spotlight Players for the support and showed the new SASBAH film as an illustration of some of the ways in which the money will make a difference to the service users.