Newly elected Seaford Mayor, Councillor Nazish Adil, hosted her Summer Civic Reception to help promote her charitable causes whilst in her term in office on Wednesday 17th July. The chosen charities are ‘The Youth Counselling Project’ and the Down Syndrome Development Trust, both based in Seaford.
The event was held at The View, Seaford Head and was attended by various dignitaries, including the High Sheriff of Sussex, Violet Hancock and her husband Tim, Freemen of Seaford, Laurie Holland, Keith Blackburn and the widow of the late Freeman, Don Mabey. Also in attendance were the Chairman of East Sussex County Council, Cllr David Elkin and his wife, the Mayors of Peacehaven, Lewes, Newhaven and Polegate, Major Bob Peedle, Chairman of the Seahaven Branch of The Royal Society of St George, and representatives from the East Sussex Police, Clergy, Councillors and friends and family.
The event was opened by Town Crier Mr Peter White. Following a welcome speech from the Mayor, the two charities gave a short introduction regarding the valuable work that they do.
Following a delicious buffet everyone was entertained by the ‘Pop Up Singers and dancing continued into the night!
Cllr. Nazish Adil is quoted as saying – "It was such a delightful evening having a galaxy of eminent dignitaries, special guests and close friends. I feel so privileged and honoured to welcome everybody at my reception. It touches my heart how warmly and open heartedly everybody had come together to welcoming me and to celebrate my joy and success and to raise the profile of my charities.
I would like to thank the organising team at the Seaford Town Council , the Town Crier, the team at The View , Seaford Head Golf Course ,the ‘Pop Ups’ band for performing voluntarily in aid of my charities, The Youth Counselling Project and the Downs Syndrome Development Trust for their stands, the fellow councillors, the counterparts and other esteemed guests for making this a memorable and cherished event for me and for participating generously in the Raffle draw in support of my charities, which raised £249."
(More photographs of the event can be seen on the Mayor of Seaford’s Facebook page)
Dignitarites in attendance with the Mayor Cllr Nazish Adil
Representatives from the Down Syndrome Development Trust & the Youth Counselling Project