FUNDRAISING is essential for a charity, designed to not only raise money to fund their lifeline services but it also serves as further opportunity to help spread the word far and wide, informing the community about the importance of what they do.

Worthing-based Guild Care’s events help raise money for its community support services.

It provides more than 30 services to people aged 5-105 living within the area of Fishersgate to Rustington, south of the Downs.

From dementia support, care homes and community transport to providing carers with a much-needed break, they aim to reduce isolation and support people to live independently for longer and to live well.

Community Fundraising Manager Charlotte Bolton said, “We have so many great events coming up in the community and encourage people to come along and join in the fun and help us raise vital funds for our vital services.

“We have events for the whole family as well as daring challenges that’ll have your stomachs turning.”

The Broadwater Dog Show and Market is back for its second year on September 9 from 10am hosted by Guild Care and sponsored by Paws Training.

Broadwater Green will be transformed into dogs galore, where you are invited to come along and enter your pooch into a wide variety of dog show categories to choose from such as best rescue, best crossbreed, prettiest girl and most handsome boy as well as an agility course.

Don’t have a dog? Not a problem.

There’s fun for the whole family and free entry with a bouncy castle, face painting, craft market, food stalls and of course packs of dogs to admire.

Looking for a challenge? Why not dare yourself to abseil one of the world’s tallest moving observation towers, as the charity put on their first iDrop abseil at the British Airways i360 Tower on Saturday September 15?

This is a new and unique abseiling experience, giving you the opportunity to descend in open air rather than against a wall, whilst taking in the stunning coastal views.

Registration is just £75, a cheaper charity price than the i360’s usual abseil price of £120, Guild Care just ask that participants pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £250.

Also back this year is Guild Care flagship event, Walk to Remember, which has been revamped and is set to be bigger and better as it celebrates their 85th year.

Come and join them on Beach House Grounds, Worthing on Sunday October 7 and help make memories last and enjoy a mini festival.