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June 3rd, 2020.

The Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Rodney Reed has set out how he would like to help support local charities in Seaford and national charities that provide services directly in Seaford.

The Mayor is not choosing a single charity, but is launching an initiative to give all local charities a platform to help boost public awareness of their causes and throughout the year highlight them on Seaford Town Council’s website and social media channels. It is also hoped that when it is safe to do so and adhering to Covid-19 guidance, the Mayor’s fundraising events might be hosted to allow local charities to participate and raise funds for themselves. 

The Mayor explaines: “I spent several years working for a national children’s charity and for some years was one of the trustees of a national grant-making trust. So I am aware that fundraising can be a competitive affair and that smaller local charities may be disadvantaged when facing larger charities employing professional fundraisers.

"As soon as social distancing requirements are eased, it is inevitable that all local charities, voluntary organisations, and community groups will need to fund-raise in Seaford at almost the same time.

"My hope is to be able to give many groups an opportunity to set out their stall on the Town Council’s website and our Facebook pages and to set up actual stalls to raise funds for themselves at a Mayor’s charity support event."

In the meantime, the Mayor is asking that all local charities, or any regional or national charity that actively helps the Seaford community, that wish to be involved in the Mayor’s initiative, make themselves known to the Town Council as soon as possible.

Charities are asked to send in details, along with permission to use the following information, to

-Name of Charity

-Charity Number


-Charity Website and/ or social media

-1 or 2 photographs highlighting the charitable work

-Contact name at the Charity and job title

-Contact phone number and email address.

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