The main sponsor for this year’s Bexhill Roaring 20s event has been announced.
At a special launch event on Wednesday (April 29), Saga was revealed as the big name backing the much-anticipated event.
The festival is due to take place on July 18 with a host of attractions including air displays, vintage cars, a vintage fun fair, marching band and 1920s music and dance.
One of the highlights of this year’s event is a high-kicking World Record attempt to do the Largest Charleston Dance.
Roger Crouch, the organiser of the Bexhill Roaring 20s festival, told the Bexhill Observer: “We are very proud that we have Saga as the main sponsor.
“To have a company of their stature involved is great testimony for the Roaring 20s event.
“To put a show on such as the Roaring 20s with the world record attempt, air displays, marching and swing bands etc costs a lot of money and could not happen without sponsorship such as Saga and all the other sponsors and especially those wonderful groups that give up their time to perform, exhibit and be part of this now eagerly anticipated community event.”
Lisa Harris from Saga added: “We are delighted to support this world record attempt.
“It should be a really fun day for the local community and if successful will help put Bexhill’s community on the map.”
The World Record attempt has captured people’s imaginations with organisers receiving enquiries from schools, individuals and dance schools keen to join in the fun.
People from across the UK are expected to visit the town to take part, with another visitor set to make the journey from Antwerp in Belgium.
There has even been an enquiry from an individual in Chicago about the World Record attempt and places to stay in Bexhill.
And Roger himself is no stranger to the record books.
He founded the Hastings Pirate Day which saw the town set the World Record for the most number of pirates gathered in one place.
All those who want to take part in the Bexhill Roaring 20s World Record attempt will have to learn a short, simple routine.
As well as instructional videos uploaded to Youtube, workshops are to be held in town to help participants master the steps.
The first Charleston workshop will take place at Devonshire Square in Bexhill on May 16.
Dancers of all ages are welcome to join the workshop from noon.
To find out more about the Bexhill Roaring 20s event, visit www.bexhillroaring20s.org.uk