Quiz and raffle raises more than £1,300 for dwarfism charity

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The Woolpack in Burgess Hill hosted a charity pub quiz and raffle in aid of Little People UK (LPUK) earlier this month.

The charity, set up by Warwick and Sammy Davis, supports those with dwarfism and their families.

Jayne Ansell, who organised the event with her husband, said: “We joined LPUK three years ago when our son, Henry, was diagnosed with achondroplasia, the commonest form of dwarfism.

“A friend of ours tweeted Warwick asking for advice, as we knew nothing about the condition, and shortly after, Sammy and Warwick contacted me telling me about this charity which they had just set up.

“LPUK, Sammy and Warwick have been an enormous support to our family and we wanted to give something back – and it was a roaring success!

“We packed out the pub, with every table booked, and local businesses and larger businesses donated some fantastic raffle prizes.

“On the night, and with some pre-sold raffle tickets, we raised about £900, and with some donations from friends and local businesses, the fundraising total is over £1,300.

“I hoped to raise £300, so I’m delighted with the result.”

“The Woolpack team were fantastic and the whole night felt like a real celebration for the charity.”

Sammy and Warwick Davis said: “On behalf of Little People UK, we are delighted with Jayne’s fundraising quiz and raffle.

“The money she and all the generous donors have raised will enable us to continue our commitment to help individuals with dwarfism all over the UK.

“As a charity, we are reliant on public generosity to keep doing what we do so it is vitally important that people like Jayne take the initiative to put on fundraisers like she did, and for that, we are very grateful.”

For more information about Little People UK visit www.littlepeopleuk.org