Bexhill Lions raise thousands for good causes

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The annual Christmas appeal by Bexhill Lions Club has raised more than £4,000 for good causes.

During weekends in December, members and friends were out with their barrel organs and sleigh in Western Road. Devonshire Road and Little Common.

In the evenings, Santa and his helpers with their illuminated sleigh and Christmas music toured residential areas of Bexhill.

Lion Brian Comber said: “These collections raised an amazing £4,600, £500 more than last year, and we are tremendously grateful to the residents of Bexhill for their generosity and continued support of Bexhill Lions Club.“

In addition to these activities, club members placed handmade christmas cakes in a range of retail outlets, cafes, restaurants and hairdressers in town as lucky draw prizes.

The Christmas appeal started with another successful Santa Dash on December 6.

More than 160 took part and helped to put the fun into fundraising as well as enjoying a great family fun event.

Brian said that they plan to hold the event again next year as it was so well received by those that took part, their supporters and onlookers.

Lions President Richard Winrow said: “The people of Bexhill have once again demonstrated their caring and generosity in donating money to our Christmas appeal for which we offer a really big thank you. Taking into account all our activities during December we we will have raised in the region of £6,000.

“This does not include money raised through individual sponsorship by the Santa Dash entrants, which we believe is in excess of £2,000.”

“We are custodians of these funds and will ensure that all the money raised and the profits from the various activities will be used to support our activities during the coming year. We will continue to offer support to community and youth groups as well as to charities and individuals in need.” Visit www.bexhill-lions.org