Win a mini at Newhaven Lifeboat fete

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Visitors to Newhaven Lifeboat Fete could win a Mini according to event organiser Graham Hillman, who is urging people to come along.

The annual summer fete is the Lifeboat’s biggest fundraiser and takes place on Saturday July 6 on Huggett’s Green from 1pm to 4pm.

Newhaven Lifeboat was founded more than 200 years ago and has been keeping people safe ever since.

Graham, from Newhaven and District Lifeboat Society, said: “This will be a great day out for everyone.

“So come along and support your local Lifeboat, which keeps you safe throughout the year.”

There will be around 65 stalls on the day, selling items such as jewellery, cakes, plants and bric a brac, as well as African crafts and ice cream.

There will also be a raffle with a top prize of £100, tombola, a beer tent and burger bar.

A children’s corner, bouncy castle, catch the rat and football, will be amongst the attractions.

There will be displays from the Norcross Dancers, Newhaven Sea Cadets and bonfire favourites Skull Drummery.

The fete will be attended by Seaford’s town crier Peter White.

Lewes artist Lesley Hills will have some of her paintings exhibited in the Lifeboat House, which will also be open to the public.

Last year the fete raised about £4,000, although organisers are hoping to top that this year.

Newhaven Lifeboat, based at the West Quay, is part of the Royal National Lifeboats Institution and is funded by donations.