CHINDI, a local independent group of authors based in the Chichester area has been actively fundraising for the charity Dyslexia Action to help offer support to those with dyslexia, literacy and numeracy difficulties and other specific learning difficulties. 

CHINDI has so far held two fundraising events raising a total over £870 for the charity.

At their first event, CHINDI raised £730 for Dyslexia Action at their Love To Read party held at the Pallant Suite in Chichester on November 18th 2016.

Bognor based author, Helen Christmas organised this year’s event: ‘We had about one hundred guests with all the door money going directly to the charity. This is the second event we’ve held at the Pallant Suite and with the pay bar and great sound system it is perfect. A big thank you to all those companies that donated prizes worth over £600 for our raffle.’

Guests sampled wine and port from Hennings Wine in Chichester and delicious chocolates from Noble and Stace based in Midhurst. Three authors introduced their books by reading extracts on stage and the evening was topped off by some music from Dung, a local band that plays free for charity.

Helen added: ‘We plan to hold more events to support the charity in 2017. Sign up to our quarterly newsletter on our website or follow us on Facebook to find out more.’

The CHINDI group held a further event just before Christmas at a local pub, inviting people to sing along to carols in a bid to raise funds for Dyslexia Action. The event was a great success raising a further £135. 

Becky Whitman, Head of Marketing and Fundraising at Dyslexia Action commented: “Dyslexia Action is very grateful to the CHINDI authors. The support of groups like CHINDI is vital for our charity to help increase awareness and understanding of dyslexia and to raise much needed funds to offer support and advice to those who are affected. Dyslexia Action looks forward to working further with CHINDI in 2017.”