Pub’s fundraiser for cardio unit

Tiggy Sheppard who won the cake
Tiggy Sheppard who won the cake

More than £1,400 was raised at the British Queen pub charity day at the weekend.

The pub in Lower Willingdon staged the event to raise cash for the cardiac unit at the DGH in Eastbourne.

Classic and vintage cars were on display in the pub car park and as well as stalls, a Guess the Weight of the Cake competition and a barbecue, there was live music in the afternoon and the evening.

A raffle and tombola helped boost the coffers and all money taken during Sunday’s regular meat raffle was also donated to the


A cake made and donated by Cavendish Bakery in Eastbourne was won by Tiggy Sheppard who correctly guessed the weight of the cake.

Pub manager Angela Cain said, “It was a fantastic day, the rain held off and it was very well attended.

“Everyone enjoyed themselves as well as raising much needed money for the cardiac unit at the DGH and we would like to thank everyone who supported us and donated prizes.”

On New Year’s Day staff and regulars at the pub took part in a New Year’s Day dip to raise money for the Wilmington stroke unit at the DGH.