Battle Police go to aid of charity


A Family Fun Day organised by police officers from Battle has provided vital support for a Sussex charity.

A cheque was presented to SASBAH, a charity for children and families who are living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

The Battle on Beat family fun day was the idea of PCSO Emma Phillips who enlisted the help of colleagues, local businesses and entertainers The event attracted families from across the Rother area and raised several hundred pounds.

PCSO Phillips said: “It’s the first time we have organised anything like this. We wanted to support the community we work with, and the fun day was a great way to bring everyone together. It was very challenging to organise but it was a fantastic day, made possible by many people in and around Battle.”

SASBAH was founded in 1965 by a group of families who wanted to raise awareness about the conditions and provide support to each other.

Today the charity continues to provide support and respite to families plus much needed educational and medical advice.

PCSO Emma Phillips, PC Daryl Holter and Special Constable Matt West presented the cheque at the charity’s headquarters at Gun Hill, near Hailsham.