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Chichester Yacht Club supports hospice work

St Wilfrid's Hospice's Julie Longman receives the cheque from rear commodore Gary Watts, (left) commodore Peter Buttery and Claire Armstrong of the Chichester Yacht Club.   Picture by Louise Adams C140223-2 Chi Harbour Cheque

St Wilfrid's Hospice's Julie Longman receives the cheque from rear commodore Gary Watts, (left) commodore Peter Buttery and Claire Armstrong of the Chichester Yacht Club. Picture by Louise Adams C140223-2 Chi Harbour Cheque

A DINNER and dance at Chichester marina has raised money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Chichester Yacht Club has raised £1,250 for the hospice after holding a big charity ball in November last year.

The cheque was presented to the hospice last Tuesday.

Claire Armstrong, social secretary for the motor section of Chichester Yacht Club, said: “We had a big auction as well as the ball.

“We auctioned off items which were generously donated by local business. 
It was all a nautical theme.

“There were some really lovely prizes.”

The cheque was presented to Julia Longman from St Wilfrid’s Hospice by rear commodore Gary Watts and commodore Peter Buttery.

Claire Armstrong said: “We think St Wilfrid’s is a really good, worthwhile local charity.

“Quite a lot of our members or their families have used it so it is a charity close to a lot of people’s hearts.

“One of our members who died before Christmas was looked after by St Wilfrid’s Hospice, too.”

The yacht club had a tour of the hospice from Julia Longman.

“The tour was much appreciated – it’s amazing to see all the little things they do for people just to make them a bit more comfortable.

“They do so much in the community.”

Chichester Yacht Club has year-round social events for members of the sailing community.

The yacht club is planning another event next year.

 

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