HAILSHAM: Tea dance boost for Legion funds

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TEA dancers strutted their stuff earlier this month in commemoration of Anzac Day – and to raise cash for the Royal British Legion.

On April 16 dancers of all ages from Hailsham waltzed and fox-trotted to raise more than £100 for the Poppy Appeal.

The event was sponsored by Anzac Biscuits, which provided the music and of course the vital ingredients – the biscuits themselves.

Anzac Biscuits, named after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, who fought during World War One, were originally baked by the wives and women left at home, who used the only ingredients available to them to create a ‘soldiers biscuit’, a treat for their loved-ones on the front-line. 

Anzac Biscuits supports The Royal British Legion by donating four per cent from its sales all year round and can be found in a number of major supermarkets.

Royal British Legion, event organiser and chairman of the Hailsham Branch, Mike Weller, said, “A big thank you to all who supported us, especially to Chris and Bernard who supplied the music and led the dancing.

“Also, a big thank you to Age Concern Hailsham for the use of their hall.”