Sheikh’s barbecue bash raises charity cash

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AROUND 300 people attended a charity barbecue at an Eastbourne hotelier’s farm in Pevensey.

Glorious weather ensured people flocked to the farm on the Wartling Road, owned by Sheikh Abid Gulzar, to enjoy the scenery, look at the animals and tuck into the food and drink.

Mr Gulzar – chairman and MD of Lion Hotels – has pledged to cover all costs of the barbecue so that every penny can be donated to five local charities: Children with Cancer Fund, based at Polegate, Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus at Gun Hill, near Heathfield, Lark in the Park, which caters for children with special needs in the Eastbourne area, Cruse Bereavement Care, which covers Sussex and Bourne Free Youth Club for people with special needs in Hampden Park.

He said, “It gave me so much pleasure to see so many people enjoying my wonderful farm which I am very proud of.

“To be honest, we didn’t expect as many people as turned up, so I apologise to those who had to wait for their food and drink.

“However, I am confident that everyone had a lovely time. It really was a most glorious occasion and one I will remember for many years.”