Mayor's Charity Evening Raises over £3,000 for the Sussex Rehabilitation Centre

Published: 16 May 2022


The Mayor’s Charity Evening of Sussex Cheese and Wine was held last Thursday at the Bluebell Vineyard Estate to raise funds to help create a sensory therapy garden at the Sussex Rehabilitation Centre in the Princess Royal Hospital. The evening also promoted local produce from Sussex, raised over £3,000 and was attended by the Mayor of East Grinsted, The Chair of Mid Sussex District Council, Local MP, Mims Davies and Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne. Businesses and residents came out in force to support the charity evening including delegates from Mike Oliver & Associates, The Jonathan Lea Network, Tremlett’s Carpentry, Sunninghill Construction, South East Water and F Goddard & Sons. Members of the Haywards Heath Rugby Football Club, the Haywards Heath Twinning Association and Haywards Heath Town Football Club were also in attendance with local residents and members of NHS staff from the SRC. Town Mayor, Cllr Howard Mundin, comments “The creation of the sensory therapy garden at the Princess Royal Hospital will allow stroke survivors to reconnect with nature and will enhance the brilliant treatment they receive at the SRC. To have raised this sum thanks to the generosity of the local community is amazing. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for this tremendous outpouring of support. Everyone I spoke to at the event was having a marvellous time and spoke to me of how they were delighted to support this local initiative charity. My heartfelt thanks to Fairfax Properties for sponsoring this event and to the kindness of Barry Tay of the Bluebell Vineyard Estate who provided his stunning setting at the winery for us all to enjoy.”