Drummers raise cash for local carers’ charity

A DRUMMING group has handed over £500 to a charity.

Care for the Carers has received the cheque, with the amount raised by Section 5 Drummers.

Chief executive of Care for the Carers, Jennifer Twist, met Section 5 in the Old Town to thank them for their support and accept their donation. The presentation went with a bang and Section 5 drummers marked the occasion with a special performance.

Each year Section 5 Drummers choose a charity to support and Care for the Carers was fortunate to have been chosen for 2012. The money raised will go towards supporting people who look after a relative or friend who is unwell, frail or has a long-term condition and could not manage without their help.

Jennifer said: “We truly appreciate the support of Section 5 over the last year – donations like this make all the difference to charities like Care for the Carers. One in 10 of us are unpaid carers, and in Hastings that number is rising. Carers give so much to our community by looking after loved ones, so it’s been wonderful to see this being recognised and celebrated by a group as dynamic as Section 5.”