Forty-eight charities took part in a special presentation to receive the money they raised from The Beacon’s annual Christmas Win A Car event. The Beacon Manager Bill Plumridge presented each charity representative with a cheque from their sale of tickets during their day in the Centre in the run up to Christmas. The event has raised a staggering £345,500 for local charities since it was started in 2000. Winner Denise Jeffreys, from Eastbourne, was presented with a brand new £7,999 Suzuki Celerio when her winning ticket was drawn on Christmas Eve. Bill said: “We are very grateful to everyone who supported Win A Car in its 19th year. It is thanks to everyone that we can make a real difference to 48 local charities who benefit from the event.” Pictured is Manager Bill Plumridge presenting the Eastbourne Sea Cadets 117 with their cheque from Win A Car.