The early part of Bexhill Fun Day at Egerton Park this weekend was “absolutely brilliant” according to organiser Keith Robinson of Bexhill Classic Car Association.
And it was all going so well - at least until the rain came down, he said.
The event was opened by “star of the show” Zoe Blair, who has cerebral palsy, and Keith felt her contribution set the scene for a day that celebrated the Bexhill community in all its glory.
The fun event was aimed at everyone, with something for all ages and requirements and included a dog show, stalls, games, refreshments, facepainting, displays, and of course a selection of stunning motors for classic car fans to drool over.
An important part of the fun day was participation of local groups, charities and services, and Keith was pleased to see these represented on Sunday, with organisations like Cancer Research Uk and The Alzheimer’s Society out in force.
Keith said: “Until it rained it was absolutely brilliant. Egerton Park was full of people spending money and enjoying themselves. It was really good. But when it rains in Bexhill people just disappear. Having said that 14 year old Georgia-Faye Steele played all through the rain and was so good, and she kept the people together out there. She was a little trouper.”
Others who remained unconcerned by the watery elements included members of 1066 Specials Football club who were keen to show off their skills and didn’t leave the field until that job was done.
The club is one of the recipients of proceeds of the day, and the other is Bexhill Caring Community.
Keith thanked “our star” Zoe for opening the event and said how delighted he was to have her there for the event, MK Services for donating gifts, the two judges of the dog show Tony Canon and Gill Reed, St John’s Ambulance for its presence, and Hastings Direct for sponsoring the field, plus insurance and providing dj John Black for the occasion.