Thieves couldn’t spoil Shoreham Gallery’s fundraising bid

Shoreham Art Gallery Raffle. The Shoreham Art Gallery are holding a new raffle on Saturday, following having their tombola funds stolen following a break in. They have now  four VIP tickets for the Shoreham Wildlife Concert. Pictured are cooperative members, L-R Wendy Standen, Jose Heasman (Chairman) and Helen Lucas.'Shoreham by Sea, Sussex.''Picture: Liz Pearce 070415'LP1500979 SUS-150804-085312008
Shoreham Art Gallery Raffle. The Shoreham Art Gallery are holding a new raffle on Saturday, following having their tombola funds stolen following a break in. They have now four VIP tickets for the Shoreham Wildlife Concert. Pictured are cooperative members, L-R Wendy Standen, Jose Heasman (Chairman) and Helen Lucas.'Shoreham by Sea, Sussex.''Picture: Liz Pearce 070415'LP1500979 SUS-150804-085312008
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A BURGLARY has come as a blessing in disguise for kind-hearted artists in Shoreham as they turned their misfortune into a hefty profit for a children’s hospice.

For several month members at Shoreham Gallery, in Brunswick Road, have been raising cash for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.

However, their fundraising bid was struck by an early set back after thieve stole money meant for the Poling-based charity.

But upon hearing of the gallery’s plight, generous people from across the town rallied, helping the art team raise an impressive £1,953.

Lara Sparks, of the gallery, said she was overjoyed with the result.

She said: “It was lovely to see just how many people came out to support us. After we spoke about the theft more people came into the galley. We can’t thank the community enough.”

The cash will be presented to Chestnut Tree House during a ceremony later this month.

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