Robertsbridge shows it has got lots of talent

Jess Child with Zack, age 5, and Indie, age 18 months.'Robertsbridge, 15/1/13 ENGSUS00120130115133008
Jess Child with Zack, age 5, and Indie, age 18 months.'Robertsbridge, 15/1/13 ENGSUS00120130115133008

Local youngsters are set to shine in a special charity event at the Church Room in Fair Lane Robertsbridge on Friday December 9.

Robertsbridge Has Got Talent has been organised by local mum Jess Child to raise funds for the local Flair Festival and the upkeep of the Church Room.

Twenty talented youngsters will be taking part and competing for cash prizes.

The judging panel includes famous classical singer Julia Gooding, Leonie Sian from Pineapple Dance Studios and well known local hypnotist comedian Alistair Martin.

Mum of two Jess, 30, has been proactive in the village for a number of years raising money and organising events for charities and good causes.

In the last three years she has given her time to help a local man who was suffering from cancer and has raised over £1,000 for the Fellowship of St Nicholas.

She has also helped the local primary school with music and singing events.

Her friend Rose Wangyal said: “Jess has hosted and arranged evenings of entertainment in the local club to raise funds for charities close to her heart

“She gives singing and dance lessons to local children at a really cheap rate and for free if she knows the family are strapped for cash, despite herself being on a limited and tight budget.

“The children who live near her are always at her house making use of her children’s toys and she usually feeds them all too.

“Jess puts in so much time and effort all the good things she does and I do not feel she is recognised as much as she should be for it all.”

Tickets for the event are £5 on the door with under 16s free. There will be a huge raffle and refreshments will be available.

Flair, the Robertsbridge Youth Festival of Arts, aims to nurture and develop an artistic appreciation among young people who live and learn in Robertsbridge. It will introduce them to a wide range of arts including music, literature, dance and visual art.