HOPS helpers serve up treats for bluebell walkers

Some of the volunteers who took part
Some of the volunteers who took part

VOLUNTEERS took charge of the Bates Farm Bluebell Walk at Arlington for two days in aid of Hailsham Old Pavilion Society (HOPS).

On April 19-20 they provided the catering, serving a range of lunches, soups, teas and coffees for the visitors of the walk.

HOPS volunteers also manned the gate and worked hard to ensure everything ran smoothly and that visitors enjoyed a lovely day.

The bluebells were out and made a lovely contrast with the white anemones. The weather was overcast with sunny spells – but most importantly it didn’t rain. There was a regular stream of visitors coming through the gate to enjoy the farm trails and animals.

Apart from the lovely bluebells and walks, the highlight for many of the visitors was the fantastic array of cakes on offer – all made by the Hailsham Pavilion’s army of volunteers.

HOPS would like to thank all its volunteers for their kind donations of cakes. They would also like to thank Lynne Chapman from Tesco of Hailsham for the kind donation of food for the catering, and John McCutchan and Philippa Vine for allowing us to run the walk for the two days.

More than £1,000 was raised for Hailsham Old Pavilion, which will go towards the essential redecoration of the outside of the building.

The Bluebell Walk at Arlington is currently open until the May 13 and makes a lovely day out.

It is well signposted and easy to find. If you require further information you can visit their website at http://www.bluebellwalk.co.uk or call 485151.