September 8, 2023

‘Top Gun’ under the stars!

The ‘Under the stars’ outdoor cinema night at Madehurst Cricket Ground for the local children’s charity, The Sussex Snowdrop Trust lived up to the defining music –‘Take my Breath away’ of the cult phenomenon that is the Top Gun(1986) film.

Di Levantine, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Trust, commented, “We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have been able to organise an outdoor event, especially given the unpredictable nature of this summer’s weather. Those who attended witnessed a shooting star streak across the night sky and a magnificent, glowing moon hovering above the giant film screen. There is a strong sense of community at this event, thanks to the unwavering support of the Madehurst Cricket Club and the generous sponsorship from Whitehart Crossfit in Pulborough.”

She continued, “Adding to the magic of the evening was the appearance of two Porsche Speedsters and a Maverick motorbike in honour of the iconic film, and the excitement in the audience was felt when these vehicles made their appearance on screen! Attendees enjoyed pizzas from The Ginger Tosser and drinks and smores from Harrie’s coffee. The event serves as an essential platform for raising awareness of the invaluable work by our Care at Home Team. When a family receives a life threatening or terminal illness diagnosis for their child, it profoundly affects the lives of the whole families. Our dedicated team of nurses, counsellors, and support workers play a crucial role in guiding these families through the challenges of caring for their sick child. Without the support of our community through fundraising events and legacies, we would be unable to continue offering this vital service. Thank you to everyone who came and bought raffle tickets too, the first prize being a Spitfire Simulator Experience from at Goodwood. We are forever grateful to those  who have generously contributed to the Trust’s mission over its 30 years of existence and continue to do so. Seeing the illuminated giant moon on the night really did take our breath away! ”


Photos: Credit Charlie Waring.

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