Lions team up with business for charity

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Saturday September 19 was a chance for local residents to raise money for local charity Burgess Hill Youth.

The Martlets played host to popular 60’s and 70’s band Chicory Tip with a night of music, song and dance. Over a hundred tickets holders were in attendance, and the dance floor was busy from start to finish as Chicory Tip provided the entertainment.

Burgess Hill District Lions were responsible for organising the event, whilst Burgess Hill based Steve Willis Training Centres, who specialise in gas, plumbing and electrical short courses and apprenticeships, paid for the band and costs associated with putting on such a gig. This ensured all the money raised from ticket sales – a whopping £1120; went directly to Burgess Hill Youth; a charity run predominantly for 8 to 20 year olds. In addition to this many local businesses including Waitrose, Jupps Fish & Chips, Specsavers, South Downs Nursery and Shapla Indian Restaurant generously donated raffle prizes resulting in an additional £300 being raised.

Steve Willis, MD of Steve Willis Training Centres commented: “What a successful evening! It’s great that we were able to raise £1420 for such a valuable charity. We have also already committed to financially supporting the event in 2016”.

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Report contributed by Steve Willis Training Centres,