East Hoathly

BIG BANDANA BAKE: Good Things Come To Those That Bake. #Big Bandana Bake invites you to the Gate House for a coffee morning on Friday April 5 from 10am onwards. Fantastic cakes to both eat and buy with proceeds going to The Brain Tumour Charity. For more information please call 01825 841359.

RACE NIGHT: You are invited to a race night in the village hall on Saturday April 6 at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, in aid of St Wilfred’s Hospice Eastbourne. Tickets are £12.50 to include a supper (vegetarian option provided) and are available from the Village Stores and the King’s Head.

SPRING SHOW: The Village Show Society spring show will take place on Saturday April 6 in the village hall. Come and enter your spring flowers, flower arrangements, cookery, handicrafts and photography. Great fun for all and children’s classes included. The hall opens at 8.30am for setting up of exhibits, the hall then closes at 10.30am for judging. At 1.30pm the hall reopens for public viewing. At around 3.30pm awards will be made, the raffle drawn, and there will be an auction of produce. Admission is 50p and refreshments will be available. Please visit www.village showsociety.co.uk to see the schedule. Annual membership is £3, please contact the show secretary Brian Duke on 01825 841077.

EASTER LILIES: Would you like to dedicate a lily to remember a loved one at Easter? The lilies cost £4 and will be part of the floral decorations in the church over Easter. There will be a list of dedications made at the front of the church. Forms are available form the church, the Village Stores and the parish magazine. Forms must be returned by April 5, together with payment. If you have any questions please call Sally Clarke on 01825 840977 for more details.

SPRING CLEAN UP: On Saturday April 13 between 10am and noon there will be a village clean up. All welcome. Litter pickers, bags and gloves will be provided, but please bring along cloths, gloves and buckets for sign cleaning, and wear bright clothing. Meet at the village hall at 9.45am and then ending up at the King’s Head for a coffee or drink, cup cakes provided. For more information please contact cllr.q.deane@east hoathlywithhalland.org.uk.

LENT LUNCHES: Would you like a meal in exchange for a donation to the host’s chosen cause? The next two lunches are on Wednesday April 3 and Friday April 12, both at 2pm. The first will be hosted by Fiona Dobbs in support Christians in Syria and will take place at Bank House, High Street, East Hoathly. Please RSVP on 01825 840413 or at fionadobbs@btinternet.com. The second will be in support of the village church and will be held at 18 Buttsfield Lane and will be hosted by Rebecca Holden, please contact Rebecca on 01825 840638 or e-mail beads@rebeccaweddell.co.uk