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Masked revels are fundraising boost

A MASQUERADE ball in Bognor Regis saw guests dress up in style to help a leading councillor to raise money.


The fundraising event at Butlin’s in the town was held by Arun District Council’s chairman, Cllr Jacky Pendleton.


The evening was a great success. More than £1,000 was raised for her chosen charities, Home Start Arun and ChallengeU.


The proceeds will be added to the funds she has already raised during her year in office. They will be presented to the charities in May.


Cllr Pendleton said: “I want to say a huge thank you to all my guests for attending and for their generosity and support.


“Many others were unable to attend but made donations and provided raffle prizes and I am so grateful for their contributions.


“This has all gone to raising money that will go to supporting charities who work with young people in the Arun district, making a difference to their lives.”


The masquerade revels were well attended by dozens of supporters. Guests included the town mayors of Littlehampton and Bognor Regis, Cllrs Billy Blanchard-Cooper and Phil Woodall, Arun district councillors and their chief executive, Nigel Lynn.


A welcome drink greeted them and this was followed by a buffet and dancing as well as fundraising games and raffles to focus the evening on its main purpose of supporting the charities.


An Arun spokeswoman said the hard work and excellent service of the team at Butlin’s was appreciated.


Those who had kindly donated raffle prizes were also thanked for their generosity.

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