On Sunday June 4th Willingdon & Jevington Parish Council held their annual charity event “Music in the park” at Huggetts lane Recreation Ground. Starting with a two minutes silence for the two recent atrocities in Manchester and London. The weather was wonderful although it was quite breezy and many people enjoyed the day, listening to music provided by Adele Tribute Show (Helen Ward-Jackson) Con Brio, Howlin Blues, the Kingfisher Scout Band and the Ragati String Band. We were also joined by the brilliant Stix Drummers! We must give them all a big thank you as they all donated their valuable time for free! The 1st Willingdon Scouts were also cooking burgers and sausages who did a roaring trade as did the beer and cider tent!
The ever popular dog show organised by Angela Lucas who runs Angela Canine Academy was well attended. This attracted a wide range of “pooches” big and small, pure bred and Heinz all well behaved and beautifully groomed. The dogs and their owners enjoying their moment of glory when rosettes were presented.
There was a bouncy castle, children’s games face painting for the children and stalls selling a variety of goods. The raffle was extremely popular thanks to the amazing prizes which had been so generously donated by many different companies.
The event was sponsored by the CS Printers, Willingdon Residents Association, Eastbourne Law, St Annes Vets, Pure Dental Surgery Ltd, Peter Shoesmith & Co Limited, Owens Scaffolding & Citroen Wilmoths.
Chairman Cllr John Pritchett said “We would like to give a massive thank you to everyone that has been involved in making this year’s Music in the Park one of our most successful so far. I am proud to say we have raised £1200 so far from the day!”
The Charities benefitting this year are “You Raise Me up” and The JPK Project.
For further information about our activities, please contact Nicola Williamson on 01323 489603