Local businesses and photographers from the Hailsham area have teamed up to support a 2016 calendar in aid of the Hailsham Old Pavilion Society (HOPS) which raises funds to maintain Hailsham’s iconic Pavilion Cinema.
Launched at a reception held at The Pavilion last week, the calendar shows 12 scenes taken by leading local photographers, most of whom are members of the Hailsham Photographic Society and all of whom have donated their images free of charge.
Additionally, each month of the calendar has been sponsored by a different local business or interest.
The calendar was the brainchild of HOPS Chairman Ray Beckwith, who is also Chairman of the Hailsham Photographic Society. Speaking at the launch, he thanked the photographers for the free donation of their work, and also the sponsors whose generosity helped offset production costs so that more of the proceeds can go to HOPS.
Pavilion Manager Paul Nunney spoke of the vital part played by HOPS in the maintenance of The Pavilion since its renovation and refurbishment in 1993. It is the fund-raising arm that enabled the venue to keep pace with the needs of a modern business.
Sponsors are: Kamsons Pharmacy Group, Experience Holidays, Chapter 12, Stone Cross Nurseries, Bluebell Farm Shop, Stevens & Carter, Hooe’s Old Motor Club, HOPS President June Bourne, Vinehill Studios, SLS Fabrications, Callenders Restaurant and Sussex IFA Ltd.
The photographers who contributed images are: Terry McGhie, Hugh Milsom, Bob Sherrard, Roger Scott, Ray Beckwith, David Mills, Gay Biddlecombe, Marie Stone and Peter Goldsmith.
The calendar will be available from the HOPS stall at the Bluebell Walk being held at Bates Green Farm, Arlington, from April 9 to May 10, price £6 each or two for £10, or from The Nodding Cobbler or The Camera Centre, Hailsham, as well as The Pavilion.