The collection was held on Saturday, March 4, and organiser Richard Long said that was an excellent result bearing in mind the collection only ran from 9am to 3pm.
He praised collectors Hilary Spillard, Geraldine Fribbens, Heather Ibbott, Mike Austin, Jeanette Oakley, Emma Logan, and Malcolm Brewer, for their efforts.
Mr Long said the amount raised would provide 34 hours of individual care for people in their darkest hours, while supporting their families.
Surprise donation from SG Home Interiors
A £115 surprise donation came from SG Home Interiors in Bell Farm Lane, Uckfield, where Debbie Reed and her colleague Pauline Rowe baked a cake and folk visiting the premises could have a go at guessing the cake weight and winning it.
In addition there were other raffle prizes which donated locally by a number of shops.
Mr Long said: “All-in-all a marvellous gesture to support such a worthy cause and on behalf of Marie Curie I would like to extend a very special thank you to Debbie & Pauline. My understanding is that they will be happy to do so again in the future.”
Debbie and Pauline have, as part of their premises, a very cake and coffee area. The cakes are freshly baked on the premises.
Mr Long said: “It’s a great spot with great fayre.”