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Evening Argus Charity of Year Award 2008

Each year the Argus makes presentations to individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to their communities  or who have shown courage in the face of adversity

We were thrilled to be nominated as Charity of the year and invited to the awards ceremony at the Theatre Royal in Brighton on June 24th 2008, we were even more elated when our name was read out as the winner and presented with a plaque by Nick Owen and a cheque for £1000 from Legal and General.

The citation on the plaque which we were presented said:

 “With hundreds of charities all vying for our money it is difficult to choose which to support. But in City Synergy Sussex has a gem”.


Jim, Ruby, Chris & Paul receive award

Picture above, Jim, Ruby, Chris & Paul receive the award


The award is a tribute to all our members and volunteers past and present who have contributed to our success to date and a real encouragement as we seek to develop the group for the future

See the Argus report Here

Amongst the tributes received were the following

"I would like to congratulate you all for winning the award of the charity of the year.  I know without the hard work of everyone involved past and present it would not have been possible.  It made me think of how it all started with about 8 members, we wanted then to be part of the community and the group which was called the Leisure Link social group with that scary eye with the red bar across it as a logo, we worked out of a biscuit tin and met once a month.  What a difference funding and a varied program makes.
I hope City Synergy continues to help blind and partially sighted people for years to come.  I raise a glass to you all!!

Mick Etheridge


"Congratulations Paul and all the members of City Synergy,  you have all worked very hard over the years and deserve the recognition.  Keep up the good work.  I can assure you that I am always telling people about City Synergy and will continue to do so.  best wishes"

Christine Tester
East Sussex Association for the Blind


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