Anzac Day commemoration in Hailsham

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IN COMMEMORATION of Anzac Day, 18 willing tea dancers got together on Saturday [April 16) to try out a little ‘quick-step’ and raise valuable funds for The Royal British Legion, the UK’s leading charity for the ex-Service community.

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 the First World War, 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 4% from its sales all year round and can be found in a number of major supermarkets.

Mike Weller, Royal British Legion event organizer and chairman of the Hailsham Branch, said: “We would wish that the attendance was more, but we have to take what we can get. 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 the Age Concern Hailsham for the use of their hall.”