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Charity race night finds its form

Local community comes together for a Night at the Races in aid of Jigsaw (South East)


Almost 100 people came together for night of horseracing on the big screen whilst raising vital funds to support local bereavement charity Jigsaw (South East).


Held at the Jubilee Centre in East Grinstead, the Night at the Races event raised an impressive £2,540 for the charity, providing a significant boost to its ability to support bereaved families as well as providing support to families facing the loss of a loved one through serious, life-threatening illness.


The event was very well supported by the East Grinstead business community and the charity wishes to officially thank the main sponsor, Unique Technical Solutions, as well as the following firms, which all sponsored a race: Alison Miller at TJ’s Loft, Baby Sensory East Grinstead, CM Moving Solutions, Fabulous Lashes, Howard Cundey, Let’s get it Sorted, Middle Row Barbers and Toddler Sense.


The event was also attended by a group from the Lingfield Runners Club who took the opportunity to officially present the charity with a cheque for £500 – raised during its annual Dryhill 10 and 5 running events in September.


Sophie Bewley, Jigsaw (South East)’s Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator said:


“We are absolutely thrilled with the amount of money the event raised – it will make a huge difference to our work supporting families going through the worst times of their lives.


“On behalf of everyone at Jigsaw (South East), we wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful volunteers who helped out on the night; to everyone who donated raffle prizes; to Thoroughbred Race Nights for providing the race equipment for free and finally to everyone who attended – we couldn’t have done it without you.”


Based at East Court Mansion in East Grinstead since 2006, the charity offers support to children and young people who have a family member with a serious, life-limiting condition. It also provides grief support to children and young people who have experienced the death of a significant family member through illness, accident, suicide or murder (through groups in Reigate and Guildford and East Grinstead).

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