Support group hosts anniversary party


A CHARITY which runs a monthly support group in Chichester and Arun is launching its Golden Anniversary celebrations next Thursday.

SASBAH - the Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus - provides a wide variety of support for people with birth defects known as Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

The charity was formed in 1965 to meet the growing needs for those in Sussex with the condition to live their lives to the full and this year it is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Chief executive Rom Sanglaji said: “We are only relatively small but nevertheless I believe us to be a very warm, friendly and caring charity, and it’s amazing to think that we have reached 50.

“We are determined to celebrate the anniversary with our service users and families/carers - as always - at the heart of what we will be doing.”

It provides advice, holidays, youth clubs, social activities, community projects and much more.

It supports around 400 families and the Chichester and Arun Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Brewers Fayre, The Esplanade, Bognor Regis.

The anniversary launch will take place at West Worthing Baptist Church from 6pm, on April 30.

Ambassadors for the anniversary year include Meridian News newsreader Sangeeta Bhabra and veteran BBC weatherman Michael Fish.

For more information on the launch, please email