Traders and businesses in Eastbourne are being invited to showcase their products and services at an event in August to help raise money for charity at the same time.
A Taste of Eastbourne is on Saturday August 9 on fields in front of the Rugby Club in Hampden Park’s Park Avenue.
Entry to the event is free and stall holders now have less than a month to sign up for pitches.
Visitors can enjoy stalls from restaurants, shops, bakeries, wine producers, pubs, beauticians, local farms, schools and other organisations and businesses, there will be a staged area for local bands and theatre groups to perform, a beer festival and food court with live cooking demonstrations.
Money raised on the day will go the Willingdon-based charity You Raise Me Up which provides practical, emotional and financial support to families that have suffered the loss of an adult child between the age of 16 and 25.
Jane Brooks is the charity’s founder and is organising the August event.
“A Taste of Eastbourne is set to be one of the town’s biggest annual events,” said Jane.
“The event offers individual local businesses the opportunity to showcase their products and services and is a great way of capturing a wide audience from around the county.
“It promises to be a brilliant day and now we want to hear from any businesses and organisations which want to show off just what they and Eastbourne have to offer.”
There will also be a tombola, raffle, a bouncy castle, games for children, Punch and Judy and sporting activities.
Anyone wishing to take a pitch at the event should contact Jane Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or Louisa Snell at email@example.com
You Raise Me Up was founded by Jane and Fraser Brooks after the sudden death of their teenage daughter Megan just days before her 18th birthday in May 2011. Jane said, “The financial strains a funeral can put on those left behind can be of real concern. The charity provides financial aid to help provide the funeral that child deserves.”