RYE and Winchelsea Memorial Hospital holds its biggest fund raiser of the year on Saturday when the Rye Country Show takes place.
There is a change of venue for the Show this year. It has traditionally been held at Salts Farm, East Guldeford but has now moved to Lea Barn Farm, Rye Foreign, two miles north of Rye on the A268.
All the old favourites will be back including the popular horse and dog shows, classic cars and displays and demonstrations of country crafts.
The Show committee has also expanded the event by adding new attractions such as displays ranging from magnificent heavy horses to the hectic Pony Grand National and the amazing Novus-Luna Wolf-Alike Acting team.
Other attractions include Terrier Racing, Parade of Hounds, stalls, Pimm’s Bar, sideshows and lots more.
Ann Hostler, from the hospital’s fund raising team, said: “This is a big annual event for us . It is always an amazing day out and a great chance for people to come and support their local hospital.
On Saturday, The Rye Community Bus will be shuttling between Rye Station and the Rye Show every half an hour from 10.30 at Rye to a last bus back from the Show at 4pm.
Ann Hostler said: “Many, many thanks to Pat Hughes for organising this to enable even more people to come to the Show.”
There will be a Grand Raffle with a first prize of a brand new Citroen C1 3 door hatchback, kindly donated by Wilmoths . Other prizes include an i-Pad Mini and a Kindle.
The Show opens at 8.30am and the final event will be the Grand Raffle Draw at 3.45pm.
All proceeds are going to Rye Hospital where funds will be used to provide additional services and equipment for the benefit of the local community.
The Hospital is fundraising for new specialised gym equipment to aid rehabilitation and speedier recovery, facilities for the MRI scanner and future possible services including minor injury and diagnostic clinics.