Snowdrop fundraiser by Boxgrove villagers

FUNDRAISERS have raised hundreds for the Sussex Snowdrop Trust.

Lottie Ashlin, of St Blaises Road, Boxgrove, held a fete at Boxgrove Village Hall, which managed to raise £807.80.

“My friend has got a little girl who’s supported by the Sussex Snowdrop Trust and without them she would really struggle,” she said.

“Also, we had two people come in on the day that have lost two grandchildren and it really touched me.

“I can’t imagine how it must feel for anybody.

“I wanted to do something to help.”

There were 21 stalls in the village hall, including everything from the Body Shop to a photographer. There was also a tombola and a raffle.

As well as paying for the cost of hiring the village hall, an Australian company called Charisma Custom donated an extra ten per cent on top of the amount raised by the stalls. Therefore, with £734.30 raised on the day, this was topped up to £807.80.

The Sussex Snowdrop Trust provides care at home for children in the West Sussex area who have a life-threatening illness or are terminally ill.

It offers a number of services including community nurses, counselling and financial help for families coping with the problems of caring for a sick child.