‘Fantastic fundraising’ thanks to businesses

Mr and Mrs Bray receive their hamper prize, worth �200
Mr and Mrs Bray receive their hamper prize, worth �200

BUSINESSES in Steyning backed a fundraising effort by contributing items for a prize hamper.

The raffle raised £260 for Steyning Museum, which is run by volunteers and open all year round.

Volunteer Erica Gayler said it was a fantastic fundraising effort.

“At Steyning Museum, our fundraising is vital to help protect our aim to remain free entry to all for as long as we possibly can,” she explained.

“We are thrilled with the money we raised and very grateful to the local businesses that helped us achieve this.”

During November, museum volunteers asked traders in Steyning High Street to contribute items for the hamper, which was then raffled during December.

Donations included English sparkling wine from Sussex Produce, a Christmas cake from the Model Bakery and tea for four from Cobblestone Tea Rooms.

Miss Gayler said with the many other items donated, it gave the hamper a total value of £200. The winners were Mr and Mrs Bray, of Kings Stone Avenue, Steyning.

Steyning Museum, in Church Street, tells the story of the local area from pre-history to the present day.

There are permanent exhibits and temporary displays, as well as a shop.

Winter opening times are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 4pm, Saturday 10.30am to 4pm and Sunday 2.30pm to 4pm.