Over £825 was raised for charity in a Fright Night event organised by Dawson Hart Solicitors at the Cinque Ports club on Friday 21st October.
In a change from the barn dance, spooky decorations adorned the walls of the hall at the Cinque Ports and food
Money raised will go to Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice which cares for 300 children and young adults, from all over Sussex and South East Hampshire, who have progressive life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.
There were also some fantastic raffle prizes on offer, including back massages, a car valet, tickets to Knockhatch to name a few. Laura Manton, director at Dawson Hart said: “We are so grateful to those who donated prizes, both from retailers in Uckfield High Street and others from further afield. The raffle is such a big part of the night and the town has really come together to help us support this amazing charity.”
Dawson Hart has chosen the hospice as its charity of the year and funds raised will help towards meeting the £3.5 million needed each year to provide all the care services. Less than 7p in every pound is funded by the Government, so Chestnut Tree House relies heavily on support from the community.