More than £400 raised at lunch in Hailsham

Soup and Pud lunch in Hailsham
Soup and Pud lunch in Hailsham

Hailsham Old Pavilion Society (HOPS) raised more than £400 at its annual Soup and Pud lunch on Saturday (February 15).

The lunch was held at the Charles Hunt Centre in Hailsham and the money raised will go towards the upkeep of the Hailsham Old Pavilion.

A spokesman for HOPS said the event was a success and people were queuing outside to get in.

He said: “This event continues to be popular and was a near sell out.

“People were queuing as the doors opened to ensure they did not miss out.

“The HOPS committee served up a variety of delicious homemade soups and fresh bread followed by some spectacular and tasty puddings.

“Everyone enjoyed the food being provided and there were plenty of people taking up the opportunity for ‘seconds’.

“The event raised over £400, which will all go to the upkeep of the Hailsham Old Pavilion.”

Tom Chapman, who spoke on behalf of HOPS, added that he would like to thank the committee members and the volunteer helpers who gave up their Saturday morning to help at the event and the others who prepared some of the soups and puds.

He said: “A substantial amount of work goes into making this event a success and our army of volunteer helpers always come up trumps.

“We really appreciate what they all do to support HOPS.

“We would also like to thank the various members of the public who attended and the event is already in the diary for 2015.”

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