Eastbourne club Cameo has made a donation of almost £5,000 to support children’s hospice Chestnut Tree House.
Mike Gillman, general manager of the Langney Road venue, presented the grant from its company’s Echo Trust charity to buy a range of equipment, including a suction machine, feeding bottles, refurbishment of changing trolleys and tool kits for the community nursing team.
Mike said: “The donation is a way we can give something back. We hold regular collections at the club and our customers are always generous. We nominated Chestnut Tree House to benefit because of the amazing care and support it provides to local families.”
Terrina Barnes, corporate fundraising manager for Chestnut Tree House said: “We are so grateful to everyone at Cameo for donating these vital funds to us. Chestnut Tree House provides care and support to around 300 children with life-shortening conditions across East Sussex, West Sussex and South East Hampshire, and the cost of providing this service is over £3.5 million per year.
“We receive less than 7% of this funding from central government, which means that the support and generosity of individuals and local businesses is vitally important so that we can continue to provide vital care to local children and families. The £5,000 raised by Cameo is a huge amount and will go a long way towards ensuring we can continue to provide our care services.”
Cameo is part of The Deltic Group, the UK’s largest operator of late night bars and clubs, which employs 3000 people across its 59 venues.
Since 2002 when Deltic set up the Echo Trust it has raised more than £2.5 million to grant awards to local children’s charities.