Countryside on show

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Rye & District Country Show

A great combination of horses, dogs, classic cars, vintage tractors, and a whole range of country craft stalls combined to produce a great day out for all the family at the Rye and District Country Show last weekend.

A show that was scaled down from previous occasions due to concerns over what Covid-19 guidelines would be in place gratefully saw more people through the gate than normal – with all proceeds going towards St. Michael’s Hospice.

Perdita Chamberlain, income generation director for St. Michael’s said: “We’ve had over 1,500 people through the gate today, and it’s not even lunchtime. We’re hoping to raise £10,000 for the hospice and it looks like we may exceed that.”

The goodwill toward the hospice was almost tangible, as over 200 classic cars turned up to parade, and vintage tractors, something the show had never displayed before, drew an appreciative crowd.

And making his public debut at the show was “Albert’” the St. Michael’s duck, who will lead a free, fun, family trail of discovery across Hastings, St. Leonards and Bexhill in the summer of 2022. The creation of local artists Mark and Issy Fisher, the trail of ducks will provide opportunities for schools, artists, and local companies, to get involved and raise funds for St. Michael’s Hospice.

For more information: www.followthatduck.co.uk

Image Credits: Chris Lawson .

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