The Eastbourne Barclays Group of Pensioners, also known as the Spread Eagles, have been raising funds for Chestnut Tree through a raffle at their Christmas Lunch.
The amount raised was matched by Barclays, bringing the total for 2014 to £1,282. Over the past six years, the group have donated an impressive £6,050 to the local children’s charity. Margaret Baldock, secretary of the group, and chairman Mike Barrett presented the cheque to Charlie Weeks, community fundraiser for Chestnut Tree. Local supporters included Hailsham Pavillion, Callenders Restaurant, Royal Eastbourne Golf Club, Willingdon Golf Club, Asda, Morrisons, Sansburys, Tescos, Waitrose and WHSmith.