Worthing & District Society of Model Engineers hosted its annual charity day on 9th September for Guild Care with a fun day packed with games, a tombola and train rides.

Dozens of families and children enjoyed the club’s real miniature steam locomotives and diesel electric trains which carried passengers along the ¼ mile circular track.

The club, which is based at Field Place Miniature Railway, Durrington, opens from spring to autumn and members of the club hold public running days every other Sunday where you are invited to come along and enjoy the miniature trains.

The event raised an amazing £1,913 and members decided to give this money to Guild Care’s specialist dementia care home, Haviland House.

The club’s treasurer David Baldwin said, “We feel that our corner of Field Place really is a special place, not only for us but for everyone who pays us a visit. It’s a little known oasis, even by many local residents. We believe that we are a true ‘community organisation’ by simply charging 50p for a ride we make ourselves available to most, if not all families, who wish to have a good, cheap afternoon out with their children. On our annual charity day we also support our selected local charitable organisation which this year, was Guild Care.”

Guild Care have been caring in Worthing, Adur and Arun for 85 years, providing much needed support for people aged 5 to 105. From offering vital respite for carers and people with dementia, to reducing isolation amongst older people, and helping children with disabilities live life to the full at the Ashdown Centre.