Ghostbusters comes to Ratton School fair


Ghostbusters’ Mr Stay Puft will be at Ratton Community Fair in the school grounds on July 9.

Student Leaders, ER Interactors Community Action Group and teachers supported by Rotary AM are working hard to create this year’s free event will be held in the grounds which will benefit a number of local charities including Polegate’s Children with Cancer Fund which helps youngsters suffering with cancer and their families.

It is open to the public from 11am to 5pm and organisers promise something to entertain and interest everyone.

Entertainment will include Stix Drummers, Voices Choir, Irish and contemporary dance, the Minor Details Choir and a battle of the bands competition. In addition, there will be an opportunity to meet local organisations and clubs and to view some of the treasures of Eastbourne with Eastbourne Heritage.

The deputy mayor Cllr Harun Miah and town’s MP Caroline Ansell will also be in attendance.

The event is a must for Ghostbusters fans as Wyntercon, Eastbourne’s own Comicon, will be bringing along a Dalek and a 40 ft high Mr Stay Puft.

The fair will also offer workshops, tasters and demonstrations ranging from forest schools to karate.

A wide range of food and drink will also be available with a selection of local ales and ciders provided by the Beachy Head Brewery.

The different student communities at Ratton School will be running a range of stalls including a suitcase sale, which will cost £5, to raise money for a range of charities including Children with Cancer Fund, Matthew 25 Mission, the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The organisers of the Ratton Community Fair say they see the event as a way to raise money for charities and as an opportunity to develop links between people and organisations in Eastbourne.

A spokesperson from the school added, “We sincerely hope that the good people of Eastbourrne will join them to make this aspiration a reality.”

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