Newhaven Rotary Club put on a show

A TRADITIONAL Christmas tea and concert were organised for elderly residents by Newhaven Rotary Club.

The group provided free transport there and back, offered them a sherry or port and put on music.

It was designed to provide a fun afternoon for people who find it difficult to get out and about.

Rotary club president Kathleen Verrall said: “It was a most successful afternoon and residents were asking if we would be holding the concert again next year.”

It was staged at Telscombe Hall in Telscombe Cliffs and featured music from The Starlights. Guests also enjoyed tea.

The concert was partly financed by town councils in Telscombe, Newhaven and Peacehaven.

Newhaven mayor Graham Amy, Telscombe mayor Ron Maskell and Peacehaven mayor Chris Ogden attended the concert on Saturday November 27.

After tea the mayors drew the winning raffle tickets.

The club held its Christmas dinner on Tuesday November 30 at Seaford Golf Club.

There were 68 guests including those from Seaford Rotary Club and Seaford Martello Rotary Club.

Kathleen added: “It was good to have the three clubs together and get to know one another better.”

The dinner was attended by the Newhaven deputy mayor Julie Carr and Peter Carcus from Sainsbury’s. The raffle was held in aid of Demelza Hospice Care for Children in Kent and raised a total of £421.

There were no expenses taken for the raffle so every penny went to Demelza House.

Kathleen added: “For the Rotary Club of Newhaven, the last few days have seen a lot of hard but very rewarding work for the local community. Long may it continue.”