Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington

SUNRISE SENIOR LIVING: At 6 Upper Kings Drive is hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning from 10.30am to 4pm today, Friday. Do go along and enjoy a coffee and a cake or two. All that is asked is that you give a donation to this worthwhile charity.

LOCAL HISTORY: Polegate and Willingdon Local History Society will be meeting from 7pm to 9pm today, Friday, at St John’s Church Hall Polegate. The talk is on Old Inns of Lewes. Visitors are welcome. The fee is just £2.

CHARITY EVENTS: Eastbourne Mayor Cllr Janet Coles’ two chosen charities for her year in office are Eastbourne RNLI and the JPK Sussex Project which aims to provide a supported residential centre for people with a learning disability. The project co-ordinator of JPK is Jill Parker, a Willingdon resident. The next mayor’s charity event to be held is a quiz this evening, Friday, at Eastbourne Town Hall commencing at 7pm. Up to six people can take part in each team. The cost to include a fish and chip supper is £10. Please ring the Mayor’s office on 01323 415020 or email mayorsoffice@eastbourne.gov.uk to check for tickets.

MAYOR’S CHARITIES: Following the quiz night, the next event for the Mayor’s Chosen charities is a talk entitled The Story of Eastbourne Lifeboats, with cheese and wine. This event will also take place at Eastbourne Town Hall. It starts at 7.30pm on Friday September 25. Tickets are £12 and can be obtained from the Lifeboat Museum or from Semantics, glass engravers in Grove Road Eastbourne or you can purchase them on the night.

WANNOCK HALL: There will be a meeting at Wannock Hall at 7.30pm today, Friday, to discuss the formation of a group Friends of the Wannock Hall.

TRINITY DINERS: Will be meeting at Trinity Church Hall at noon today, Friday, for their harvest lunch. The menu is fruit juice, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding or vegetable dahl, Eton mess, followed by tea or coffee. The meals are £5.50 each. To book a place, please ring Jennie early on 01323 484189 or go along to the hall at 12pm and check for cancellations.

FLOWER CLUB: Willingdon Flower Club will be meeting at 2pm today, Friday, at Willingdon Memorial Hall for a practice meeting. For further information please contact Alison Pullinger on 01323 645527.

ART EXHIBITION: The Church Street Art Group are having their fifth annual art exhibition from 10am to 5pm tomorrow, Saturday, at St Mary’s Church Hall. On display, and for sale at affordable prices, are original artworks in a wide range of mediums, photography, limited edition prints, painting on wood, hand-painted furniture, artists’ cards and other crafts. Light refreshments will be available all day. Ten percent of the proceeds from sales will be allocated to Family Support Work and church funds.

PUBLIC INFORMATION DAY: If you would like to know more about the services that are available in Willingdon, Wannock, Filching and Jevington do go along to Trinity Church Hall between 10am and 3pm tomorrow, Saturday. There will be lots of information, displays and some activities provided by local services, groups, charities and organisations throughout the parish and there will also be the opportunity to meet members of your local council.

THE WATSON BROTHERS: Will be entertaining customers at the British Queen from 8.30pm tomorrow, Saturday.

LONE STAR LINERS: Will be having a line dance social from 7.15pm to 10.30pm tomorrow, Saturday, at Willingdon Memorial Hall. The cost is £5 per person to include tea or coffee and biscuits. For tickets or further information please contact Ros Burtenshaw on 01323 504463 or 07542 738408 or email lonestarliners@talktalk.net or check out the website at www.lonestarliners.co.uk.

HYMNS AND PIMMS: A service of hymn singing will be taking place at 6.30pm at St Mary’s Church when those present will be Travelling Through the Year singing much loved and well-known hymns. After the service there is an invitation to the vicarage garden for Pimms. Any contributions would be welcome.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: Trinity Church will be having a harvest festival service at 10.30am on Sunday. Donations would be appreciated for the Eastbourne Food Bank. On Tuesday the uniformed organisations will be having their harvest service at the same venue at 6pm.

RAMBLING GROUP: The rambling group will be meeting at Chalk Fam in Coopers Hill at 10am on Monday starting with a drive to Alciston ready for a circular walk of just over five miles via Firle Tower. There are some gentle climbs. For further information please ring Margaret on 01323 638946.

THE 3 MMMs: (Mrs Miss and Ms) will be meeting at 8pm on Wednesday at St Mary’s Church Hall for a cheese sampling evening.

BUTTS BROW WI: The WI will be meeting at 2.15pm on Thursday at Willingdon Memorial Hall. The speaker is Pat Bryer and her subject is entitled Choice Joyce.

ART CLASSES: A Thursday morning art class re-starts on September 24 at Wannock Village Hall. Sessions are from 9.30am to 12.30pm and are run by Angela Burnap. Beginners are welcome as well as those with some experienced. Please contact Angela on 01323 842113 for further information.

ANITA HATCH: Who runs Anita’s Beauty Works in Church Street supports a number of good causes and is taking part in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan. She has already started selling raffle tickets and the winning ticket will be drawn on Friday September 25. And there is also a tombola with the profits going to the charity. And she has some amazing beauty treatments on offer, the prices of which have been reduced and £5 from any treatment costing over £10 will be donated to the charity. You can choose from a back, neck and shoulder massage for £14, a green tea facial for £18, eye dermalift which is a lifting and firming treatment for £13 or a file and paint for only £5 or it with combine with anti-aging hand. The coffee morning on Friday September 25 is from 9am to 1pm. Ring Anita on 01323 503530 if you would like to make an appointment or help the charity in any way.

CHARITY QUIZ: Steve White will be the quiz master at a charity quiz night for Action Medical Research for Children for Life on Friday September 25 at Trinity Church Hall. It is at 7pm for 7.15pm. Teams can be made up of up to six people. There will also be a variety of delicious rolls to choose from with various fillings included in the price of £7.50 but do take your own drinks and glasses. For tickets please contact Fran Pritchett on 01323 485415.

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