Vintage fun at Valentines fundraising event

A vintage Valentines event was held to raise funds for a Chichester charity.

Sunday, 4th March 2018, 11:45 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:42 am
The Aldingbourne Trust receive the funds raised during the event

The jive night, which was organised by Polly Harmston and held in Eastergate Village Hall, raised £418 for the Aldingbourne Trust. Guests dressed up in vintage costume, danced the night away to the music of local band Lady and the Dukes, and enjoyed delicious food prepared by Mark Dunne from Chefs on the Move.

Polly has organised a Valentine’s Jive for local charities over several years.

This year’s event raised a record profit, which was gratefully received by the Aldingbourne Trust.

Guests in vintage costume

The trust has been actively fundraising for its new Visitor Centre, which is being built at the Aldingbourne Country Centre and will enable the charity to support more people with learning disabilities in its enterprises.

Sue Livett, managing director of the Aldingbourne Trust, said: “This donation comes at a very opportune moment when we have the finishing line in sight for our new building, but are not yet there. We are so grateful to Polly and her team for all their hard work”.