Piltdown landraise campaign raises cash

Pictured second from right near the Life Skills Centre is Bob White, Chair of PAAL, handing over the cheque to Sally-Anne Murray alongside fellow PAAL committee members, Peter Roundell, Keith Bentley and Nick Platt.
Pictured second from right near the Life Skills Centre is Bob White, Chair of PAAL, handing over the cheque to Sally-Anne Murray alongside fellow PAAL committee members, Peter Roundell, Keith Bentley and Nick Platt.

In 2010, a group of Piltdown residents got together to form a campaign action group against a proposed landraise site.

‘Piltdown Action Group Against Landraise’ (PAAL) realised they would need to fund the campaign in order for it to be successful.

Money came flooding in with community donations and bucket collections at village fetes.

The group made a decision early on that, once the campaign came to a close, regardless of the outcome, any fund surpluses would be offered to a local charity and felt Chailey Heritage Foundation, neighbours along the A272, was perfect, to help with disabled children and young adults.

Three years on and the campaign has come to a successful close. East Sussex County Council concluded a landraise site would not go ahead in Piltdown and the PAAL committee handed £2,250 to Chailey Heritage Foundation, to be spent on equipment in the state-of-the-art Life Skills Centre for young adults.

Chailey’s Fundraising Director, Sally-Anne Murray, said: “We are very honoured to receive this donation. It will be used to buy essential equipment that will help disabled adults to develop independence skills and aid communication and mobility.”

Pictured Bob White, Chair of PAAL, handing the cheque to Sally-Anne Murray.