By Stephen Gray, Chairman Village Day Committee
It is amazing what good weather can do for our major fundraising activities in the village. Based in the centre of Lindfield, the King Edward Hall acts as a hub for many different activities, groups and individuals.
The Hall costs about £70,000 a year to run and with no grant of any kind we have to be self-sufficient. Our day-to-day hirers cover the majority of these costs but major refurbishments have to be paid for from other activities.
The success of the last two years (raising over £8,000 in total each year) has enabled us to finish the refurbishment of our main kitchen. Undertaken over a two week period at the end of May, we are proud to have a highly professional kitchen that meets modern standards and that will last for many years to come.
Village Day this year had a record number of stalls on the Common and such a lot of enthusiastic participation in the caribbean-themed procession.
The Stand Up Inn won the Tug-of-War competition and retained the Brian Newcombe Trophy for another year. Given in commemoration of the man who gave so much of his time to this wonderful village event when he was alive. I know Bryan Derham would also like me to thank those brave souls who stepped into the breach to make up the missing team on the day too!
2015 saw a record number of runners at our Bank Holiday event, with over 750 people taking part (see photos overleaf).
We would like to thank everyone for their support and eagerly look forward to the challenges of 2016!
See all photos from the day on pages 10/11.