Local causes benefit from Open Day cash

Buchanhaven Harbour Committee present Jamie Fisher with a cheque for �500
Buchanhaven Harbour Committee present Jamie Fisher with a cheque for �500

The Buchanhaven Harbour Committee have presented two local causes with donations following their annual Harbour Open Day.

The group decided to split money raised on the day between the Ugie Hospital and local youngster Jamie Fisher (5), who has cerebral palsy and West syndrome.

They chose Ugie Hospital as the staff there looked after one of the long standing committee members following a car crash earlier this year, and they decided to give a donation to Jamie as his family are currently raising money so that he can receive Eye Gaze.

Eye Gaze is a system that allows people with cerebral palsy to control their surroundings and communicate with others using advanced-eye recognition software.

This year’s Harbour Open Day was held on August 1 and visitors were treated to a host of stalls and entertainment.

Committee chairman Arthur James said: “I am glad the public love our open day and events because if it wasn’t for their support we wouldn’t be able to raise money every year for great causes.

“I’m glad Cheryl Bridge Proctor got in touch so we could help raise more money for Jamie so he could get an Eye Gaze device.

“If anyone else can help I’m sure the family would be grateful as it’s for an amazing cause.”

The committee are now getting ready for their next event as Arthur explained: “We have our big fireworks display at Buchanhaven Pier on Thursday, November 5 and we would love to see everyone there.”