Fundraising fun for hospital at shopping centre


Only days after the Haywards Heath Bike Ride, the town is now gearing up for day of fundraising fun for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Hosted by The Orchards Shopping Centre, the event on Saturday June 6 will see the finals of the hotly contested ‘Sussex Factor’ to find the very best young talent in the area.

Since it opened in 1852, GOSH has been providing dedicated care for children from across the UK.

Orchards manager, Nicola Bird, said: “It’s an incredible institution and one that deserves all our support – which is why I’m hoping everyone will come and join in our community fun day.

“Last year, we raised over £3,300 in just one day so let’s see if we can’t do better on Saturday June 6 this year.”

The fun starts at 10am and there will be entertainment from the Northlands Wood School Choir followed by the popular ‘Sussex Factor’ Finals.

Later there will be family exercise groups and more music from In Choir.

Instructor Becky Stevens will endeavour to get all ages fit and healthy with Fitsteps.

After the awards, there will be more exercise to be had with Esther Featherstone and her Zumba class for young and old alike.

The In Choir perfomance promises to be a one to sing along to. Later Tina Turner tribute artist Cylvian Flynn will round off the celebrations in what is hoped will be a memorable day.