RAFA coffee morning takes flight

A SPRING fair held by the Bexhill branch of the Royal Air Force Association proved a soaraway success on Saturday with £480 being raised for the charity's annual Wings Appeal.

Nationally, the appeal brings in some 2 million a year to help RAFA offer friendship, help and support to past and present RAF personnel and their families who find themselves in need.

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Ken Igglesden, for the Bexhill branch, said: "This year has special significance for us, being the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and so it was good to have such a splendid result."

The event was held at the Albatross Club, Marina Arcade, Bexhill, and the money was raised in just two hours. Stalls included cakes, jewellery, books, audio, crafts, fancy goods, souvenirs and jigsaw puzzles.