Race afternoon proves fun and rewarding

Worthing publican Tony Hills, left, and estate agent Derek Steel with Caroline Roberts-Quigley, community fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House
Worthing publican Tony Hills, left, and estate agent Derek Steel with Caroline Roberts-Quigley, community fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House

Worthing publican Tony Hills and estate agent Derek Steel, from Jacobs Steel, hosted a Cheltenham race afternoon at The Village House in Findon, raising £2,000 for charity.

A two-course lunch was served, followed by an afternoon of racing, with a charity prize draw and auction.

Mr Hills said: “It was a great afternoon and we are delighted that we were able to raise such a large amount for two fantastic local charities and we would like to thank all our guests for giving so generously.”

A portion of the proceeds went to Paws Animal Sanctuary in the village but the majority went to Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.

Caroline Roberts-Quigley, community fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House, said: “On behalf of the children and families we help, I would like to express sincere thanks to Village House for their kind and generous donation of £1,800.

“We are indeed very grateful for their continued support. It means the world to us and enables us to continue providing our essential services to children with life-shortening conditions and their families.”

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