A night at the dogs, April 2017

Hove Greyhound Stadium hosted no fewer than 106 supporters to attend a fundraising meal at the Coral Stadium in April.

About 500 people generously supported this event with eight raffle ticket sellers mingling among them with a chance to win one of the prizes all of which had a value in excess of £25. All prizes were generously donated helping to make the evening very profitable.

Sussex Unity Masonic Lodge, Brighton was the principle sponsor for the evening.

With two further donations were greatly appreciated each in the sum of £500 – one of which was from Legal & General and another from a local committee member.

A cheque subsequently presented to Brighton & Hove Committee at their AGM in May was presented by Mrs Joyce Friend on behalf of Sussex Unity Lodge. Joyce has been suffering with cancer for the past 16 years and wanted to express her personal gratitude to Macmillan, which she so ably did when presenting the cheque and thanking the Macmillan Horizon Centre, where the meeting was held, for allowing the Support Group to use their facilities and meeting room.

In addition to the £3,101.43 raised, there is a further £600 available from the Sussex Masons Charity for match funding for any “Project” Macmillan wish to carry out.

Joan Harding, Committee Chairman, said we are indebted to former committee member Robert and the Masons for supporting Macmillan in this way. All of the funds raised in this area go to the Macmillan Horizon Centre in support of their work with cancer patients and their families.

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