Sightfest event at Bexhill

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Bexhill Lions are holding Draw for Sight and SightFest this Sunday (September 25) along the promenade and De La Warr Pavilion (DLWP) lawns, 10-4pm.

Clare Kersley, Draw for Sight event organiser says the Draw for Sight charity event is based on the popular ‘poker run’ format. “It is not gambling,” she said. “And is open to over 16’s. Under 16’s can take part in our free Happy Families version instead, as long as they are accompanied by an adult who is taking part in the Draw for Sight poker run.

“This is a family fun event where you can stroll, cycle, roller blade or scooter your way to five checkpoints along the seafront, draw a card at each, then make up your best poker hand for your chance to win prizes. It’s not a race so you can take your time to enjoy the view and enjoy the occasion in a safe and wheelchair friendly environment.”

The fun starts with registration on the DLWP terrace from 10am. Participants have until 3pm to submit their poker hand. Prize giving will be at 3.45pm at the Lions’ stand at the SightFest event.

Entry is £3. The under 16’s fun version is free. Proceeds from the event will support Homecall and other local charities.

Lion George Coleman said “ SightFest is a high profile event that aims to raise awareness of the need to have regular eye checks and also to provide local charities and support groups an opportunity to show what is available for the blind, partially sighted and those with eye conditions.