Dedicated Peacehaven charity worker gets bank’s Giving Extra award

Anne Bickmore. Picture supplied by onEdition.
Anne Bickmore. Picture supplied by onEdition.

A Peacehaven woman who set up a charity for disadvantaged children has been given a Halifax Giving Extra Award and won £300 in bonus bond vouchers.

Anne Bickmore who set up The ABC Fund in 1991, is one of 67 UK winners.

Nominated by friend Valerie Caswell, Anne has gone above and beyond for people in her community.

The ABC Fund provides opportunities for children to go on holidays and have days out together, as well as providing presents and hampers at Christmas. It relies on donations and Anne works tirelessly raising money, through organising fundraising activities and sourcing sponsors. In 2013, Anne received a British Empire Medal.

Anne said: “I am shocked but pleased that I have won a Halifax Giving Extra Award. It is also a tribute to all who volunteer and work tirelessly for the ABC fund, without them I would not have benefitted. The children the ABC Fund support truly deserve the trips and treats.”