Hurstpierpoint charity receives thousands thanks to home developer’s auction

Martin Homes presented a cheque for £3,020 to Hurstpierpoint charity Cancervive on Wednesday (April 28) after auctioning items from Little Torch holiday and retreat centre based in the village.

The developer was given planning permission in March to convert the centre into eight luxury flats and two houses.

Items from the building that were auctioned from April 9 -10 included tables, chairs, cabinets, which raised £1,510 before Martin Homes agreed to match with a donation of their own.

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Raphael Beck of Martin Homes presented the cheque to Paul Huggett, CEO and founder of Cancervive which supports the family and friends of cancer patients.

Cheque presentation from Raphael Beck of Martin Homes to Paul Huggett - Founder of Cancervive. Pic S Robards SR2104282 SUS-210428-162524001

A spokesman for Martin Homes said: “Martin Homes, as a company, feels very strongly about assisting the communities local to our developments and to help charity where we can.”