St Mary’s Summer Fayre

Samba band SUS-151006-082327001
Samba band SUS-151006-082327001

There will be strawberries and Samba band music when St Mary’s Special School holds its big Summer Fayre.

The event takes place at the school, in Wrestwood Road, Bexhill, on Saturday July 4 from 12 - 3pm.

There will be a large variety of stalls on the terrace including cakes and a plant stall with the plants grown by St Mary’s own students, a bargain book stall, various tombolas, raffles and fun and games for all the family.

Sarah Haines, from the school, said: “Why not relax on the lawns with a choice of refreshments including a barbecue and strawberries and cream or treat yourself to a glass of Pimms while watching the entertainment.

“There will also be an opportunity to meet the school’s mascot Salty the Starfish.

“Entrance is only 50p for adults and all children go free. There is ample parking on site at the school.

Money raised from the event will help support the school in its important work.

St Mary’s was founded in 1922 as a special school for disabled children by medical professionals who wanted to provide the best possible start for young people who then had few opportunities to access education with support.

It has continued this ethos in the work of The Talking Trust.

It is a registered charity which provides non-maintained residential education and therapy for children and young people aged 7 – 19 who have severe speech, language and/or communication difficulties.

Sarah Haines said: “Almost without exception our children and young people also have complex needs which may include medical issues, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

“Our staff are dedicated and highly skilled professionals that work together to provide first class education, a comprehensive range of therapy, and the highest levels of nursing and care all provided in a supportive environment. We help our pupils realise their optimum potential in every aspect of their lives through providing individually tailored curriculum based education and care in a nurturing environment.”

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1 Make our website your homepage at

2 Like our Facebook page at

3 Follow us on Twitter @BexhillObs

4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Bexhill Observer – always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.