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Charity Showcase 2019 

Our 2019 Charity Showcase was a huge success, raising £866 for Village Friends in Bognor. We had some amazing support from students, instructors, friends, family and the public.

A big thank you to our helpers!


  • Event Management - Angela Walker

  • Compere - Annie Norris, Kay Penney, Sue Thompson

  • Catering - Jemma Ghosh

  • Raffle – Pierre Hall, Beckie Anderton

  • Stage management - Karen Ellarby, Marie Abbott

  • Video & photo - Kelly Wickham

  • Front door - Leanne Fearns

  • Music - Steve Penney

A big thank you to our stallholders!
  • Hope and Glory – Ann Summers

  • Novem&fox

  • T-Cakes 

  • Skin Beautiful / Holly Hill Therapies 

  • Worm Craft Cards

  • Laburnum Centre

  • RPole / Pole Passion

And a special thank you to…


  • Amy for co-organising, choreography and overall support

  • Jess and Em for choreographing group routines

  • Pole Passion Bognor Instructors and students for supporting us all in so many ways

  •  Bersted Park Community Centre Staff – Tony & Krystina

  • Dream Fitness, Laburnum Centre & Regis Gymnastics for rehearsal space

  • Hope Webster for collecting the most amazing raffle prizes!

  • And finally, to our brave and beautiful performers

About our charity...


Village Friends is a good neighbour scheme that was started more than 20 years ago to try and meet some of the needs of lonely, mainly elderly, often bereaved, and sometimes housebound people in the Six Villages area.

A small team of volunteers visit people in their homes weekly for a chat and maybe a cup of tea, on the basis of good neighbourliness. Over time true friendships have developed and the recent practice of holding social events has proved immensely successful.


Village Friends is a small charity entirely dependent on the generosity of the local communities for its funding and for its volunteers, without which so many people would be left without any form of social contact in their later years.

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