Hundreds donated to Worthing Mencap following royal wedding celebrations

After hundreds of people flocked to a royal wedding picnic, organisers have been able to present a cheque to Worthing Mencap.

Sunday, 19th August 2018, 11:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 8:19 pm
Mayor of Worthing Paul Baker, Cllr Sean McDonald, Myra Jasper, Tesco Volunteer for the day (Sponsor), Liz Crockett - Worthing Mencap, Dave Hunt, Pamela Davidson, Mencap, Ann Barlow (committee), Vicky Vaughan (organiser), Duncan Barrass, The Rabbit Group (Sponsor), Sandra Baker, Mayoress

Hosted at Broadwater CE Primary School, the Broadwater Royal Wedding Picnic was enjoyed by visitors who turned up to watch the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan.

A cheque for £766.38 was presented to Pamela Davidson from Worthing Mencap in a ceremony at the mayor’s parlour.

Organiser Vicky Vaughan said: “The committee is thrilled that everyone who joined us for this fantastic family event also raised much needed funds for Worthing Mencap.

Mayor of Worthing Paul Baker, Cllr Sean McDonald, Myra Jasper, Tesco Volunteer for the day (Sponsor), Liz Crockett - Worthing Mencap, Dave Hunt, Pamela Davidson, Mencap, Ann Barlow (committee), Vicky Vaughan (organiser), Duncan Barrass, The Rabbit Group (Sponsor), Sandra Baker, Mayoress

“Broadwater Royal Wedding Picnic was a community event organised by volunteers, we are hugely grateful to all our sponsors, especially Robert Luff and The Rabbit Group for enabling us to make this happen.”

Sky News followed the event all afternoon and it enjoyed national coverage with the newsroom flicking between Worthing and Windsor.

Pamela is the charity’s TV star who was interviewed on Sky News.

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Taken at the Broadwater Royal Wedding Picnic. From left Ann Barlow (Committee), Tim Loughton MP, Vicky Vaughan (Organiser), Bob Smytherman (Town Crier), Lisa Loughton