Walled Garden West organised a variety of fundraising events: from film nights to fancy dress walks, from runs to cycle rides. One event involved a cycle ride from Seaford College, Petworth, to the original site of the school at Corsica Hall, Seaford. Staff, students and parents cycled the 50 miles, setting off at 8am and arriving at 6pm.
Sharky White, Director of Operations for The C Group, and Tom Wilson, Chairman of The C Group, came to Seaford to receive the cheque from Headmaster John Green, and pupils from Walled Garden West. Tom Wilson said: ‘we were overjoyed and humbled by the kind generosity and efforts displayed by all those involved.’
‘To raise £1600 for Royal Marines in Need was a fantastic effort by all involved. The monies raised will contribute to our continuing support of Royal Marines and their families, who have served on behalf of all of us in the past, and no doubt will continue to do so in the future.’
As a mark of their gratitude, Sharky White and Tom Wilson presented Walled Garden West with a limited edition print of Royal Marines in action, which will be framed and hung up in the boarding house.
Matthew Pitteway, houseparent at Walled Garden West, is running the London Marathon in April for Whizzkidz, a disabled children’s charity. To sponsor him, CLICK HERE.