A total of £1,103.36 was collected at the carol recital held in London Road, Brighton, on Saturday, December 17, and on the following Tuesday, in aid of The Martlets Hospice.

This beats last year's record of £1,056. As this will sadly be the last occasion this annual collection, which has taken place for many years, will be held, we are delighted to bow out on a high note.

We would also like to thank people from various local Methodist churches and others who gave up their time on two cold days to help collect his money.

-Peggy Pierce, church council secretary, London Road, Methodist Church, Brighton