Mayor’s ‘Back to the 80’s Charity Night Raises Over £3,500 for Time4ChildrenCharity as the Community Finds its Retro 80’s Vibe!

The fantastic community of Haywards Heath really got into the groove last Friday for the Mayor’s 80’s Charity fundraising night at the Town Hall.

The Mayor of Haywards Heath, Cllr Stephanie Inglesfield, welcomed everyone to the fun evening, thanking Sponsors Pembroke Financial Services and TaxAssist Accountants, as well as the numerous organisations who had donated fantastic prizes for the Silent Auction and Raffle to help raise further funds on the night.

Fab 80’s Outfits

Guests were treated to delicious retro 80’s food from Mid Sussex Catering and thoroughly enjoyed tucking into dishes including Chicken Kiev, Beef Stroganoff and Pineapple upside Down Cake. They played nostalgic 80’s games from Island Inflatables including Pac Man, Mortal Kombat, table football and giant Connect Four! Guests were also stunned by the brilliant close-up magic from local magician Adam Smith.

Them guests danced the night away to class 80’s tracks impressively performed by Sussex based Hot Damn Function Band, including hits from Wham, Madonna, Soft Cell, Duran Duran and more!

Mayor with Hot Damn Function Band

Town Mayor of Haywards Heath, Cllr Stephanie Inglesfield commented:

“This was a wonderful evening for Haywards Heath and I am delighted that through the generosity of our community, we were able to raise such a terrific amount of money for my charity.

It was so lovely to see such a big crowd from the wonderful community of Haywards Heath turning out and dressing up to get into the 80’s spirit to support my charity fundraising night, and what a fun night we all had!

My deepest thanks go to the generous people of Haywards Heath and to the kind organisations that sponsored this event. I also thank the generous businesses who donated prizes for the silent auction and to the everyone for making this event such a success. The Time4Children Charity is dear to my heart because of the amazing work it does to support children and their families locally and it has been my honour to support them throughout my term as Mayor of Haywards Heath.”

The Town clerk helping out behind the bar!

The Mayor’s Back to the 80’s Night was attended by many residents, The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Town Councillors of Haywards Heath together with the Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council. Guests also included local groups and organisations such as the Haywards Heath Town Football Club and the Haywards Heath Twinning Association, together with local businesses including Mike Oliver & Associates, P & S Gallagher, Richard Goddard & Sons and Mantra Magazines.

Prizes were kindly donated by Heritage by Matt Gillan, Hickstead, Sussex Cricket, Lords, The Cat Inn, Ridgeview, Bolnore, Artelium and The Bluebell Vineyards, Baldwins Travel, the Orchards, Haywards Heath Town Football Club, Wakehurst, Pruden & Smith Jewellers, Good Evening Thai, Brighton Racecourse and the Cuckfield Golf Club!


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