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Mayor and Deputy Support Lions’ Fun Day

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Mayor Cllr Paul Holbrook at Hailsham Lions' Fun Day 2019 

The Hailsham Lions Club Family Fun Day which took place at the Western Road Recreation Ground on Sunday [7 July] has been well received by the public and hailed a success by the Town Mayor, as hundreds of people attended the fundraising extravaganza.

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Hailsham, Councillors Paul Holbrook and Amanda O’Rawe, started off the proceedings at the event, officially open the ‘arena’ with a few words.

The Fun Day, organised in partnership with Hailsham Active featured many attractions, sports activities and games for both children and adults, plus a rock choir, fairground rides and a selection of stalls to tempt visitors.

Additional highlights of the event included Punch & Judy, Maria Williams’ Fun Dog Show, hot and cold refreshments and a barbecue.

Delighted to have been part of the Family Fun Day, Town Mayor Councillor Paul Holbrook said: “The Western Road Recreation Ground provided the perfect backdrop for this brilliant annual summer extravaganza, so ably organised by Hailsham Lions’ Club and its partners. Organisers really went to town this year with a wide range of entertainment, incredible prizes won, plus good food, games, and many, many stalls.”

“As in previous years, proceeds from the Family Fun Day will be donated to worthwhile charities, and I’m grateful to everyone who came along and enjoyed a great day out while supporting a good cause!”

Since their establishment in 1970, Hailsham Lions Club members have worked on a variety of fundraising projects and events in the local community, donating all proceeds to local good causes. The group was chartered in September 1970 with the principal aim to help less fortunate people locally and regionally.

Over the past 40+ years, the group has raised vital funds for various local groups including Friends of Eastbourne Hospital, East Sussex Air Ambulance and Hailsham Gingerbread, as well as national and international causes such as the Tsunami Appeal, the Haiti Appeal and the Royal British Legion Wings Appeal.

The Club members meet every first Tuesday of the month at the Charles Hunt Centre, in the heart of the town, at 7.30pm. New members are always welcome.

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Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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