Shoreham funeral director raises charity funds at Blind Veterans Christmas fÃªte
A Shoreham funeral director raised nearly Â£150 for Blind Veterans at the charity's Christmas fÃªte.
Caring Lady Funereal Directors in High Street, Shoreham, had a stall at the fête selling cookies for Father Christmas, sweets in jars and boxes, homemade flapjacks and fairy cakes.
There was also a Guess the Bear’s Name competition, which was won by Rachel Chitty, a fundraiser from Blind Veterans.
Rather than keep the gigantic stuffed toy for herself, Rachel gave the bear to a ten-year-old boy called George Aston who raised a lot of money for the charity by donating all his 5p pieces he had collected over the year.
Clare Taylor, funeral co-ordinator, said: “It was a wonderful selfless gesture. His face was just ecstatic. He was a lovely young man.
“My daughter was rather sad to see it go but she agreed it was going to a good home.”