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Hailsham Song for Christmas: Helping to Raise Vital Funds for Foodbank

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The eagerly awaited Hailsham Song for Christmas will arrive on Monday [17 December], bringing together local businesses all in the name of charity.

More than 60 people and numerous local businesses have been involved in the making of the film, which has been produced in association with social media pages ‘Hailsham News & Talk’ and ‘Hailsham Shop Local’, to raise vital funds for Hailsham Foodbank.

The production, which during the past few weeks has been encouraging donations from local businesses, premieres at Hailsham Pavilion before the launch on Facebook and Twitter (@HailshamXmasSong) on Monday, where donations can also be made to the charity.

Over £500 has been raised for Hailsham Foodbank through the project to date and residents are encouraged to lend a helping hand to those in need by donating to Hailsham Foodbank, whilst enjoying getting into the Christmas spirit.

Paul Gibson, who, along with his partner Viktoria Cowley produced the Hailsham Song for Christmas film, hopes that as much money as possible is raised for Hailsham Foodbank in the run up to Christmas.

He said: “We’re having so much fun producing the film and seeing the people and businesses of Hailsham come together is fantastic. The fact that everyone is willing to get involved and look a bit silly for the film is amazing, as everyone knows how important the Foodbank is for the town.”

Hailsham Town Mayor Cllr Nigel Coltman, himself an avid supporter of Hailsham Foodbank said: “Paul and Viktoria have come up with a wonderful idea to get local businesses involved in the project and I’m thrilled not only by the end result, but also by the remarkable community spirit and generosity demonstrated by so those local businesses who have donated so far.”

“I deeply appreciate the extraordinary effort that has taken place to make this happen and I urge everyone to view the film when it is released on Monday and donate money to our local Foodbank.”

Cllr Coltman added: “We wish we could say that there was no need for a Foodbank and that there was no hunger in Hailsham, but unfortunately the need is still high and no less during the run up to Christmas.”

“So, let’s all view Hailsham Song for Christmas, donate to this very worthy cause and help to spread some Christmas cheer in the process!

To make a donation to Hailsham Foodbank, however large or small, visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/hailshamnewsandtalk

Hailsham News & Talk has also launched the very first ‘Hailsham’s Best Festive House’ competition on its website.

Members of the public can now vote for their favourite home – the winner of which will receive a £40 gift voucher to enjoy a meal at the Royal Indian restaurant in South Road.

Nominations for the favourite festive house in Hailsham can be submitted by uploading photos on their website, or by voting for their favourite if it already appears. The winner of the competition will be announced on 23rd December 2018.

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Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: terry.hall@hailsham-tc.gov.uk