City Club Chichester to hold Grand Charity Auction Night in support of local branch of Parkinson’s UK

The City Club in Chichester will be holding a grand Charity Auction from 8.30 p.m. on Saturday 29th November at the Club in North Pallant Chichester in support of it’s chosen charity for the 2014 year.

Vice-Chairman of the Branch, Carol Tippen says “We are so grateful to the Club for choosing us as their charity of their year. This is one of a number of events that the Club has held this year to raise money to help our members get out and enjoy what so many of us take for granted as normal life. People with Parkinson’s find life very frustrating because they just can’t do the things that they used to do and they are never sure how much their Parkinson’s will affect them. It really can change from hour to hour and from day to day! Normally a members club, the City Club will open its doors to the general public for this Event.”

There are a wide range of auction items which include:

A snooker lesson from the City Club Champion

A pastel drawing/caricature by one of the Club members

A ‘Cut and blow dry’ from a local hairdresser

A family ticket to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu

A picture framing voucher

A Quilt, handmade by the Branch Chairman Ann Wallis

A manicure at LA Nails

Lots of other pledges and items

The Auction will begin at 8.30 p.m. and anyone can come along and support this worthwhile event. Although the Club is normally open to members only, on this occasion all members of the public are welcome for this event. It also promises to be an opportunity for the public to consider the possibility of joining what is a friendly and welcoming place in the centre of the City.

The City Club was founded in 1863 and, initially it was principally a Working Men’s Club for those employed on the reconstruction of the cathedral spire which had collapsed two years earlier in 1861. In the early years of the 20th century it provided facilities solely for men to meet and play billiards, snooker, darts and crib. It wasn’t until the 1960s that ladies were allowed to join and only then as Associate Members. Full membership rights were only allowed in 2003.

For more information about this event contact Gina Bateman on 07582065068 or by e-mail at

For more information on the local Branch and Parkinson’s UK, contact Ann Wallis, Chairman on 01903 733112 or by e-mail at, or Andy Neve, Newsletter Editor, on 01243 788304 or by e-mail at