Upper Beeding businesswoman will make it a Night to Remember for much-loved colleague

A well-known Upper Beeding businesswoman will walk through the night this June in memory of a much-loved friend and colleague, as part of Worthing’s biggest annual charity event, Night to Remember.

Sue Plautz first began supporting St Barnabas House in 2010 after her late husband, Fred, received care at the hospice.

Over the years she has raised an extraordinary £25,000 for St Barnabas House. Now Sue, who owns Beeding News in Upper Beeding, is preparing to walk in the hospice’s Night to Remember event in memory of a dear friend and former colleague, Sue Wells, who died in January at the age of 75. “Sue had lived in the village all her life, so she was very well-known in the area,” says Sue. “She was a much-loved member of the Beeding News team, and it will be an honour for the five of us to walk in her memory.”

Sue is a Night to Remember veteran and last took part in 2019. “That year was my 25th anniversary in the shop and I wanted to raise £100 for every year I have been here,” she says. “In the end, I raised double that. I really enjoyed the atmosphere at the last event and I’m looking forward to trying the new route this year.

“What I’m most looking forward to, though, is being on solid land – my last fundraising challenge for St Barnabas House was abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower and it was completely terrifying – this will be much more civilised!”

Sue at Night to remember

This year’s Night to Remember takes place on 24 June and will celebrate 50 years of St Barnabas House.