Mencap is to benefit from Meads Magic

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Meads Magic SUS-140711-162242001

Eastbourne Mencap has been chosen as the nominated charity for Meads Magic this year.

On November 27 Meads Street will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with a grand arrival of Santa, The Dirty Martini Band, festive gift stalls, carol singers, street food, and lots of prizes and goodies to be won.

The little ones can visit Santa’s grotto, see a children’s magic show, the Elves’ pottery workshop, gingerbread decorating and much more. Local school choirs and the cast of the Royal Hippodrome Theatre Company’s Christmas Variety Show will be singing in the street to set the scene.

At 4pm the Harvey’s Dray will transport a special visitor to the event.

Each year, the event organisers select a charity to benefit from the festivities and Mencap has been chosen for 2015.

Paul Durrant, Eastbourne Mencap’s chief operating officer, said, “We are delighted to have been chosen this year.

“As a local Eastbourne charity we rely very much on the kind and generous donations of our local community.

“Contrary to popular belief we do not get any funds from the national charity Mencap.

“Specifically we need funds to pay for much-needed armchairs, craft equipment, computer programmes and a small shed for the garden.”

Meads Magic supports a local charity each year.

Last year the event raised more than £1,000 for the Eastbourne RNLI, and the organisers are hoping to exceed this in 2015 for eastbourne Mencap.

Raffle prizes have been generously donated by local businesses.

They include tea for two at Parliament with MP Caroline Ansell, a family ticket to the panto and afternoon tea for two at The Hydro.

Tickets are available now from traders in Meads Street, including, Meads Dental Practice, Grand Flowers, Ridgeways and The Ship Inn.

Eastbourne & District Mencap has been supporting local people with learning disabilities and their families for more than 60 years.

It operates three residential homes, a supported living service and a day care activity centre in the town.

For more information visit www.eastbournemencap.org.uk or like us on Facebook.

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