Eastbourne Mencap has receive a cheque for more than £1,900 from Meads Magic, the Christmas event in Meads village.
The popular festive event raises money for charity each year. Businesses in the village take part in the festivities.
Mencap benefitted from the event in 2015 and the cheque was presented to the charity last week.
Eastbourne Mencap’s Paul Durrant said, “A big thank you goes to the hard working Meads Magic committee and the Meads street traders for all their efforts to make this event such a huge success. Also our sincere gratitude to everyone who donated to us.”
The charity, which looks after local people with learning difficulties and their families, said that the funds had already made a massive difference.
The money will be used to buy a new sewing machine, new musical equipment, a range of art and craft supplies plus some new computer programs - all for use by the residents at Eastbourne Mencap’s three homes and by users of its day care centre, The Hive, on Pevensey Road.
Meads Magic 2015 was a great success, attracting in excess of 3,000 people on the night.
Committee members said it was also a record year for charity fund raising.
Eastbourne Mencap does not receive any funds from the national Mencap charity and is therefore reliant on the kind and generous donations from the people of the town.
Established in 1949, Eastbourne Mencap has more than 100 members who include people with learning disabilities, their families and those dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of people with learning disabilities.
It aims to support people with learning disabilities, as valued members of society, to live a full and fulfilling life,
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