… well, what a month July turned out to be. The third month in our anniversary year started with a Civic Reception at Eastbourne Town Hall attended by well over 100 current and former team members and invited guests for the presentation of our Queens Award for Voluntary Service. In mid-July, on a sunny Saturday afternoon, we were treated to a scrumptious lunch hosted by Amanda and Keith Ridley in their beautiful garden overlooking Friston forest.

And finally, we’re very grateful to St Elisabeth’s Church family who have kindly sponsored a whole host of our paper chain people. If you would like to sponsor a paperchain person or a group of paperchain people (£1 per smile!), please visit our office to add your own smile, or use our ‘donate’ button, put ‘Paperchain People’ in the comment box and we can add smiles on your behalf.

We’re now looking forward to the summer and into September to our Anniversary dinner and fundraising auction. If you would like to come along to the dinner on Thursday 15 September, please contact Sue Fifield by email: suefifield@people-matter.org.uk