Sussex Police donate money to charities

Police hand over cheque for Chestnut Tree House
Police hand over cheque for Chestnut Tree House

SUSSEX Police’s rugby football club has raised £10,000 for charities in the past few months.

The club donated £3,025 of the money to Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice, near Angmering, following a charity auction and raffle at the club’s annual black tie dinner.

St Wilfred’s Hospice and Cancerwise, both in Chichester, were given £578 each after the club held a fund-raising rugby match in memory of Eddie Bristow who died from cancer last year.

Eddie was a Detective Constable who played for Sussex Police for many years.

The game was made up of the current Sussex Police rugby team against a Sussex Police president’s side made up of players from years gone by. The current Sussex Police team won 32-31 with the last kick of the game.