Name change for Chichester charity

A CHICHESTER charity shop is re-launching with a different name with a fun-filled halloween competition.

The Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH), which has a shop in Crane Street, will change to Spina bifida Hydrocephalus Information Networking Equality (SHINE) as of October 20.

The Chichester shop will be launching as SHINE on Saturday, October 29 with a halloween day.

Staff will be dressing up as witches and there will be colouring competitions for children.

There will be a competition for the best halloween hat and/or outfit design for colour in character Benny the Bear and the prize will be a set of Benny Bear paperback books.

Spina Bifida literally means ‘split spine’ – a fault in the development of the spinal cord and surrounding bones, leaving a gap or split in the spine.

SHINE is campaigning in raising awareness of the importance of folic acid before getting pregnant, to reduce the risk of these uncommon birth defects.

Hydrocephalus comes from the Greek ‘hydro’ meaning water and ‘cephalie’ meaning brain.

For more information about SHINE visit the website or call 01733 555988.