Worthing resident Bruce Webster handed a cheque at the main Post Office counter yesterday for £200 to local charity St Barnabas House. It was a bonus for Bruce as he won the £200 in a draw at the recent Liberal Democrat Conference in Brighton.
The people on the Post Office stand at the conference badgered Bruce to enter a prize drawer in aid of charity by nominating a Post Office branch. He nominated Worthing Main Post Office and he was lucky enough to be pulled out of the hat.
Bruce said: “I was pleasantly surprised that my nomination I made at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference should be chosen. It really is a bonus when you can attend your party conference and by this action see a worthy charity benefit by £200. I also enjoyed thanking the Counter staff for their excellent service often in trying circumstances.”
St. Barnabas House is a local independent charitable hospice, first opened in 1973 by a local anaesthetist Dr. Francis Gusterson. They offer specialist palliative care for patients with advanced life-limiting diseases.
Pictured left to right: Mary Bye – Community Fundraising Assistant St Barnabas House; Bruce Webster from Worthing who nominated the charity; Counter clerk Lynn Burton whose Mum was cared for by the Hospice.