DYW: Pevensey - January 5, 2011

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START the New Year by giving yourself a huge pat on the back for your magnificent support for the Royal British Legion before Christmas.

The coffee morning was such a success that it raised £1,393 to support our returned lads and lassies, all due to the people who went along and those who ran the tombola, raffles, bric-a-brac, main stalls and the kitchen.

Add that to the huge poppy day sales and the poppy appeal fund received a magnificent cheque for £5,042.91p!

There’s more help you can give - just by calling the local branch chairman, Michael Hone on 01424 830444.

NEW YEAR resolutions for those who need them!

We resolve! Yet Again, Pevensey Parish Council - to do something really useful with the wasted piece of land near the Holy Rood church before the year is out.

Pevensey and Westham School parents - to take advantage of the free parking in Pevensey and stop vandalising the grass verges near the school with cars.

Pevensey Town Trust - to continue its steady progress towards the refurbishment of the village and the polishing up of the cattle market car park.

English Heritage – to organise at least one special event for our fabulous national monument to bring more visitors to the area and for once do something useful for the village.

THIS year Pevensey Castle is preparing for its biggest invasion in 945 years, when it plays host to the 1066 relay on May 8.

An expected 300 runners from all over the South East and further afield will be converging on the castle.

The inaugural relay will be a five stage mainly off-road team event, following the historic route of the 1066 Country Walk from Pevensey Castle to the finish in Rye.

The 34-mile event takes in Herstmonceux Castle and Battle Abbey, as well as covering some of the most glorious countryside in the South East.

The race has an entry limit of 60 teams, and non-running clubs are welcome to participate.

Each team must have five runners, with stages varying in distance from 3.3 to 11 miles.

Half race profits will go directly to local charities, and the race organiser is finding many of the 120 marshals required for this event at local Lions clubs, bonfire societies, army, air and sea cadets and other charity fundraising groups.

The organiser is keen to hear from anyone interested in marshalling; marshals will receive a free commemorative race brochure in which they will mentioned, and are also eligible for a prize draw at the race reception in Rye.

For further information check the race website www.spanglefish.com/1066relay or contact Nick Brown on 07918 907265.