Hotelier is presented with award after raising £3,000 for charity

Hotelier Sheikh Abid-Gulzar has been presented with a special award by East Sussex County Council chairman Colin Belsey after raising £3000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in the past three years.

The Sheikh

staged a fundraising breakfast to celebrate the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday September 26.

He owns four hotels - including the Boship in Lower Dicker, Hellingly - and this year staged the event at the Mansion along Eastbourne seafront. He provided a full cooked breakfast for 61 Rotarians and their friends and family members completely free of charge plus drinks.So once the Rotarians had paid their weekly £8 for breakfast, guests had paid £5 for theirs, and the proceeds of a raffle were counted, the amount stood at around £700. Mr Gulzar then announced he would top the amount to £1000

It is the third time the event has been held. To mark the kindness, Mr Gulzar was presented with a Rotary Service Recognition Award.