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Special occasion helps to keep legal advice available

A 1940s-themed charity ball raised thousands of pounds in aid of a Bognor Regis and Chichester help service.

 

Those who supported the event staged by Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice brought in £3,200 towards its services.

 

The charity has offered free, impartial, confidential and independent advice nationally since 1939.

 

This money will be used to help the people of Chichester and Bognor Regis, as well as Littlehampton, access free legal advice.

 

The service at the Chichester Law Centre will help to make up for the limited availability of Legal Aid thanks to the help of solicitors in the area.

 

A spokesman for Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice said: “We would like to thank the many local businesses that offered their support for the auction that took place on the night and the excellent raffle prizes.”

 

People turn to Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice with all kinds of problems – debt, rent disputes, benefits advice and family breakdowns are among them.

 

The vital help is available to everyone and is free to smart.

 

“Our advice changes because we are constantly adapting to the challenges people face, from broadband bills to universal credit,” the spokesman added.

 

“Whatever the problem, our amazing staff and volunteers do all they can to help people find their way forward.

 

“We are here for everyone and we will continue to help make things better.”

 

The service is based at East Pallant House in Chichester, Bognor Regis Town Hall and a drop-in service at the Arun Civic Centre in Littlehampton.

 

More volunteers are sought to help the service begin the next 80 years of its history. Anyone interested in helping should visit: arunchichestercab.org.uk/volunteer/volunteering

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