Church raises more than £1,000 for Conquest Hospital

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WET weather didn’t dampen the atmosphere at a church’s fair as it raised plenty of cash for the Conquest Hospital.

King’s Church saw more than 500 people attend the event which featured a giant inflatable obstacle course, produce and craft stalls, a tin-can alley and an array of cakes.

Because of the rain the fair was held inside the Hastings Centre on The Ridge, rather than the church’s field behind the building.

There was also a pillow bash and human table football and visitors were treated to a display from local gymnastics group Acromax and lots of children enjoyed looking around the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service engine.

Paul Mann, the church’s leader, said: “I’m delighted that we were able to raise £1,200 for the Friends of the Conquest Hospital.

“Most of the stalls and activities went on inside our building, which actually seemed to be a perfect fit. We’re really thankful that we could go ahead whatever the weather thanks to the space we have in our building.

“But somehow I still ended up outside in the stocks with a queue of children eager to throw wet sponges at me.”

For more information about events held by King’s Church, which is on The Ridge opposite the Conquest, visit www.kingshastings.org.