11 October 2016
Mid Sussex District Council has raised over £540 for Great Ormond Street Hospital after running a Tombola stall and having a ‘Dress Down Day’ at the Council offices.
Mid Sussex District Council staff and Councillors donated many of the great prizes for the Tombola, which was held at the celebrations for the 175th Anniversary of Haywards Heath railway on Sunday 18 September. Council staff then each paid £2 to wear their ‘day-off’ clothes for a Dress Down Day on Friday 30 September.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to all the local businesses that supported our fundraising with generous donations, in particular all the staff at Boots, the Co-Operative food store and Toy Town on South Road.” said Councillor Peter Reed, Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council. “The people of Haywards Heath were fantastic too, buying lots tickets and helping us to raise this money for charity.
“Great Ormond Street is a wonderful hospital that provides world-class care to hundreds of children every day, but they need to raise around £100 million every year to help give hope to seriously ill children and their families. As my chosen charity as Chairman of the Council, all money raised in our fundraising efforts will play a part in helping them to reach their target, so they can carry on with ground breaking research into the development of new treatments and sick children can continue to benefit from the most up-to-date equipment.”