Local charity says farewell


Local charity, The Oliver Curd Trust, this week said a heartfelt farewell and thank you to Sandra Sarkies who has stepped down as trustee after seven years of voluntary service.

The Oliver Curd Trust is a local charity that offers children with life-threatening / limiting illnesses from all over the UK, a break in East Sussex. The charity fundraised to purchase two caravans, one at Combe Haven, St Leonards on Sea and the other at Crowhurst Park, Battle, and offers free much-needed breaks throughout the summer months. The charity relies solely on volunteers to help maintain and clean the caravans in addition to the daily running of the trust.

The charity was set up in memory of Oliver, son of co-founders myself and Richard Curd, who sadly passed away in November 2007, aged nine, after battling with a rare form of bone cancer, Ewings Sarcoma in his skull.

Sandra has been an invaluable member of the team with roles including managing the many collection tins in the community; attending regular meetings; caravan cleaning; running boot fairs; organising events and lots more, and will be greatly missed.

In 2023, the charity will also see the retirement of long-term treasurer, John Barnett. John has worked tirelessly for The Oliver Curd Trust for well over ten years, looking after the charity’s finances, producing regular accounts, and has given notice to step down to enjoy his well-earned retirement.

The Trust is therefore looking for an experienced individual with an account / book keeping background to work alongside John in the spring and eventually take over the role of treasurer. If you are interested and may be able to help please email enquiries@theolivercurdtrust.co.uk or phone 07856 119151.

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