Bonfire aids good causes

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The drizzly weather failed to dampen the spirits of the families that attended the Easter Egg Hunt at Icklesham on Good Friday.

The event was organised by the Robin Hood Bonfire Society and many local families joined in the fun.

Bonfire Society spokesperson Darlene Sellick said: “The drizzly weather failed to dampen the spirits of the families that attended the Easter Egg Hunt at Icklesham on Good Friday.

“Much fun was had and activities included tombola, a cake raffle, guess the name of the toy bunny, balloon modelling, plus face painting to transform youngsters into a bonfire boy or girl for the day”.

The Easter egg hunt was the latest fund raising event held by the Robin Hood Bonfire Society, who raise much needed funds for local charities.

In recent years, they have donated to the Pett Level Rescue Boat, the Guestwell Scout group, the Friends of Icklesham School and the Icklesham Parish Youth Club.

They also hold an annual OAP Dinner with entertainment. The Easter Egg Hunt raised £460, which will go towards their aim of raising the highest annual amount of all the Sussex Bonfire Societies for the second year running.

The Robin Hood Bonfire Society’s next event will be a quiz held at the Robin Hood Public House at 7.30pm on 21st April.

Teams of no more than six should email the society (at robinhoodbonfiresociety@gmail.com) with team names and numbers before the 16th of April for catering purposes. The £5 entry includes fish and chips (A vegetarian option will be available).

The Robin Hood bonfire event always takes place on November 5 and has built a reputation for being a small, family friendly event, though it still boasts a spectacular fireworks display and huge bonfire.

The society takes its name from the Robin Hood pub at Icklesham, which holds the event on its field adjacent to the pub.

The event also features a barbecue and costumed drumming groups and atttracts several thousand people each year.