Autism charity’s gala evening

Eastbourne Herald charities page SUS-150923-110806001
Eastbourne Herald charities page SUS-150923-110806001

Eastbourne based charity Families for Autism celebrated its fifth birthday by holding a charity gala fundraising evening on the September 12.

The event was held at the Cumberland Hotel and was hosted by Jack the Lad from Heart Breakfast.

The charity’s patron, MP Caroline Ansell, attended the evening and said she was delighted to be celebrating such a special occasion.

The charity sold 120 tickets and guests enjoyed a three-course meal, were entertained by Jack the Lad and enjoyed a disco provided by Freshtrack and Kiss my Disco who are a group of DJs with learning disabilities.

A silent auction and raffle were also part of the evening’s proceedings.

During the celebrations, trustee and chief executive officer Mark Jones, presented trustees, staff and volunteers with a gift and thanked them for all their hard work and support over the last five years. This was then followed by the cutting of the birthday cake.

FFA’s patron Caroline Ansell MP spoke about the charity and praised the team for its work.

The event was sponsored by Ditzymedia, Wyntercon, The Sugar House, Ashprint, Cumberland Hotel, Friday Ad and Chipperfields Florist. The total amount raised for the evening was £3,003.70 and will be used to help towards the running costs of all services and support provided by the charity.

A second charity gala fundraising evening will take place on September 17, 2016.

If you would like to know more about the charity you can visit the website at or via facebook at Families for Autism (East Sussex) you can also tweet at @FFAeastsussex or call 07415 137887.

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