Fete moves indoors but still raises over £1,300

CRAFTS, cakes and activities were enjoyed at Chalk Farm’s summer fete last weekend.

The Mayor of Eastbourne Cllr Mike Thompson opened the fete at 11am. MP Stephen Lloyd also attended.

Due to anticipated rain all the activities which had been planned for the garden were brought inside, but the weather did not deter people. The M25 singers and the Groove Merchants Jazz Band helped the event to go with a swing. There was also line dancing, children’s games, a tombola, two raffles and a barbecue.

The charity raised more than £1,300 and Kay Coxon, general manager, said, “I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to the Friends of Chalk Farm LDC who helped to organise the fete, the friends and staff for giving their time freely on the day and, importantly, the members of the public who chose to support their local charity.

“The money raised is very valuable to us and we could not have achieved this success without everyone’s support.”