A unique show for a unique local charity

A Sussex charity celebrating its 50th anniversary is staging a unique exhibition at the Towner gallery from October 22 - November 1.

SASBAH - the Sussex Association for spina bifida and hydrocephalus - has brought together Take A Closer Look: A positive view on disability.

The exhibition will be a combination of portraits by photographer Helen Tinner plus work from SASBAH members who completed art workshops at the Towner last month.

Sasbah’s Rom Sanglaji said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the work that our charity does, but also perceptions of disabled people. We are like one big family and our 50th anniversary is a unique occasion to spread the work about SASBAH and what services we provide.” He added: “We are greatly indebted to the Towner for giving us this amazing opportunity. The portraits Helen took are just stunning, while I was at the workshops with some of our service users and the smiles on their faces were just amazing.”

Rom then thanked Southern Water for sponsoring the workshops, and all the Towner staff who have supported SASBAH.

The charity has two bases - at Gun Hill in East Sussex and Worthing in West Sussex - and supports more than 500 disabled people and their families across the county.