LETTER: Our thanks to hotelier for support

MAY I publicly thank Mr Sheikh Abid Gulzar for supporting Eastbourne AM Rotary Club in our fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Our club - like I am sure many others - has been badly affected by tragedy in recent years, including losing members from cancer.

That is why Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on the last September of each year is so important to us, and for the last three years we have organised an event.

We have enjoyed the support of Abid for all three of those - he has allowed us to host
 the breakfast - not coffee morning - at one of his seafront hotels.

Each time, through the generosity of our members and their friends and family, we have raised in the region of £600.

And each time Abid has personally topped that amount to make the total donation each year to Macmillan £1,000, which is amazing.

This year - on September 26 - we presented him with a Rotary Recognition Award in recognition of this wonderful community work.

Thank you Abid.

Fred Cox

President, Eastbourne Rotary AM