The fourth BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey 2019 Give A Gift sale has raised more money than ever before. The event, which took place on Saturday morning at St Pauls Arts Centre in Worthing, raised £2,379 for BBC Children In Need. Presenters Danny Pike and Mark Carter broadcast their shows live from the sale room.
Since Christmas, listeners have been donating their new, unwanted Christmas gifts at various drop-off points around the area, including community stations Uckfield FM and Susy Radio, who also lent their support. All the items were then sold at the special sale. For the first time this year, several large companies in the area also set up collection points, including Legal and General in Hove and Virgin Atlantic in Crawley.
Mark Carter, Assistant Managing Editor said: ‘This is a fantastic result for a two hour sale on a cold January morning. It’s also a real credit to the loyal BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey listeners who donated items or came along to the sale.’
BBC’s Mark Carter talked with SUSY’s Neil Munday on the morning of the sale:
Pictured above: Presenters Danny Pike and Mark Carter with Worthing West MP, Sir Peter Bottomley
Here’s a special chance for regular listeners of David Jay’s ‘Afternoon Stroll’ to put a face to the name of the special guest presenters who have been appearing on Susy Radio over the past few weeks.
Since David’s own cat Winston retired from the airwaves earlier this year other guest presenters have stepped in to help David as he keeps the music and chat flowing during his regular Afternoon Stroll.
Just recently David has been joined by ‘The Tribe’ who are three gorgeous kittens, Winston 2, Marley and Lady who belong to loyal Susy listeners Scouse Lee and Sandie from Smallfield.
Keep listening to the Afternoon Stroll with David Jay on Susy Radio for more guest presenters and quite possibly more from ‘the Tribe’ in the not too distant future.
St Mark’s Players’ are an amateur theatre company based in Reigate. Peter Jackson and Christine Knox, from the company, came to the Susy Radio studio on Monday and spoke to Tess Lewsey about their next production ‘TREASURE ISLAND Almost a pantomime’.
It will be performed at St Mark’s Church Centre, Alma Road, Reigate on 23 & 24 November 2017