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Fort fundraisers join forces with bank

Gary Baines and Sharon Penfold, with bank staff Clare Watson, left, and Michelle Scott-Donaldson.

Gary Baines and Sharon Penfold, with bank staff Clare Watson, left, and Michelle Scott-Donaldson.

FUNDRAISERS from Shoreham Fort set up shop in a High-Street bank to help raise money for the charity’s cause.

Santander in the High Street, Shoreham, hosted the charity and pledged to match any money raised.

“It was a opportunity we couldn’t refuse,” said Shoreham Fort’s Sharon Penfold.

“The girls in the branch organised a raffle for us and even baked cakes to sell to their customers.

“We couldn’t have asked for more support from them.”

On Saturday, less than 24 hours after applying for a street-collecting licence, four volunteers took to the streets in period dress, armed with buckets hoping to raise as much as possible before the 12.30pm deadline.

“We had never done a street collection before,” Sharon said.

“Saturday alone we raised £172.32”

The charity was helped during the week by a collection bucket at the Bridge Inn.

Millers Café and Deli, Toast by the Coast and other local businesses supported the raffle and Sharon said the Santander clients had been very generous in their support.

Santander’s Clare Watson said around £500 had been raised.

 

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