SEAFORD: Round table keen to recruit members

A cheque was presented to staff at the Friston Ward at the DGH.
A cheque was presented to staff at the Friston Ward at the DGH.

A CHARITY is keen to get more members on board to help with its fundraising efforts.

The Seaford & Newhaven Round Table (SNRT) used to have more than 25 people to its name but has recently lost some and is keen to get new people to join the fold.

Chairman Pete Alden said, “We are concerned that in our bid to expand membership our target age group of 18 to 45 years old has become less aware and less interested in their community.

“This ultimately erodes the sense of society that should be flourishing in this area. Seaford and Alfriston are lovely towns, Newhaven and Denton have so much potential.

“Our target age group could be such a force of energy and enterprise, regularly meeting to discuss ideas and experience events and activities they wouldn’t normally encounter.”

The aim of the Round Table is to enjoy having fun with groups of friends while at the same time trying to help the local community.

As an organisation it has staged charitable events since the early 60s focusing on raising money for local concerns and charities as well as contributing towards some larger national ones.

Recently the group presented a cheque to staff from the Friston Ward at Eastbourne DGH for £2,000. Proceeds were raised from collections, raffles and the Lewes-Newhaven Raft Race during 2010.

It will help buy three breathing monitors for babies in the ward.

SNRT has also been busy supporting local teenager Nick Cole. The disabled 15-year-old swimmer has paralympic hopes and two future events will be for his benefit as well as Parkinsons UK and Help for Heroes. This includes a bike ride from Seaford to Paris and in September members will be climbing Mount Triglav in Slovenia to help boost further funds.

To find out more about the SNRT call 07912 044401 or visit the website or type in Seaford and Newhaven Round Table on Facebook.