Jacobs Steel’s birthday ball raises more than £9,000 for Sussex charity

A Worthing-based estate agency chain celebrated its 35th birthday by hosting a black-tie ball to raise vital funds for Coastal West Sussex Mind. 
  The sold-out event – hosted by at the Worthing Dome – featured a three-course dinner, an auction, a raffle and a live band, which collectively raised £9,292 for the mental health charity.
The auction lots included concert tickets for various acts at the O2, a signed Brighton & Hove Albion football shirt, a spa break, and a cooking class with MasterChef winner Kenny Tutt.  All products and services were kindly donated by local businesses.
Pat Barton, Managing Director, said: “We have been serving the south coast for 35 years and wanted to celebrate this milestone in a spectacular fashion.  After consulting our staff we decided to host an event that benefited a local charity.  Most people know someone who has experienced mental health issues so Coastal West Sussex Mind was the obvious charity to support.”