LEWES MP Norman Baker attended the 10th birthday party of Turner’s Traditional Butchers and Farm Shop in Ringmer.
It was significant that Mr Baker joined the milestone celebration – he opened the enterprise a decade ago.
The party at the venue on The Broyle took the form of an open day and attracted more than 500 people. It raised some £400 which will be shared between Chailey Heritage, St Peter and St James Hospice, Chailey, and St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Eastbourne.
Plenty of local produce was on display, with pony rides for youngsters and a local blacksmith showing his traditional skills.
Great interest was shown in the newly-introduced Turner’s Ale, which is being brewed on the site and is already supplying local pubs.