Welcome to the Friends of Sussex Hospices
Friends of Sussex Hospices is a volunteer-run charity supporting the 12 hospice care providers caring for adults and children across Sussex. It raises money for their running costs and awareness of the invaluable services they provide.
Dinner at Arundel Castle (featured)
Downton Abbey star, Hugh Bonneville and Oscar winning screenwriter, Julian Fellowes, entertained 280 guests at the charity dinner in Arundel Castle raising £65,000 for FSH. Guests enjoyed a champagne reception in the castle’s drawing room and gallery before filling the magnificent Barons’ Hall for a sumptuous three course dinner. Musical entertainment came in the form of International Tenor and ex-Lancing College chorister, Tom Robson, accompanied by Susan Legg on piano.
Our Chair, Kathy Gore OBE, thanked The Duke and Duchess of Norfolk for hosting the dinner, the castle staff and the many others who were instrumental in its success including caterers, Party Ingredients, Donatello Restaurant, who donated the wine, five local Waitrose branches, who donated orchids for table arrangements and Stas Chocolatier who provided delicious chocolate gifts for everyone to take home.
An auction and silent auction helped boost the overall profit significantly. Prizes included an eight day Viking Cruise for two, a London internship with BGF (Business Growth Fund), Grange Opera Festival tickets and a ride around the Goodwood Racing Circuit in a privately owned vintage Aston Martin as well as the newest model from Harwoods.
Many thanks to all our supporters who contributed in so many different ways to create a fabulous evening.
The charity would like to thank our generous supporters that include: