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St Elmo Road Street Party raises over £1300

Thursday 17 October 2019

Residents flocked out onto St Elmo Road, Worthing, on Saturday 22 June 2019 where they enjoyed a range of fun activities in the summer sunshine, including face painting, a best-looking pet competition, a raffle, a BBQ, and a baking competition, all to raise funds for local families.

Harking back to yesteryear, the children cycled their bikes freely, played ball games and drew pictures with chalk on the tarmac. Nine-piece Sussex based soul and party band, Souled Out, donated their time for free and played a two-hour set before everyone retired to the Tarring Club for the evening.

(Left to right) St Elmo Street Party Committee members: Moira Hayes, Sean Tugnutt, Caroline (Chestnut Tree House), Claire Willis and John Burton receiving the cheque at the Tarring Club

Amongst residents were the Mayor of Worthing, Hazel Thorpe and Town Crier, Bob Smytherman, who had the arduous task of judging the cake competition.

Moira, St Elmo Street Party Committee Member, says, “The St Elmo Residents are very happy to raise funds for this important local charity due to the help and support it provides local families”.

The event, now in its second year, raised an incredible £1,300 for Chestnut Tree House. “Last year, the street party raised an amazing £400 for local families, this year, they raised £1,300 – what an incredible achievement!” Caroline Roberts-Quigley, Community fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House, says, “We would like to say a huge thank you to the St Elmo residents for their continued support”.