Hundreds raised for veterans

PUB-goers raised a glass - and some cash - for a local veterans association.

Locals at the London Trader in the Old Town joined forces with members of the Hastings and St Leonards Veterans Association for a Christmas prize draw.

Hastings MP Amber Rudd was among those who helped pick out the winning tickets and invited a bottle of House of Commons Whisky.

A total of £707 was raised on the day - all of which will go to the veterans group because the prizes were donated by local businesses.

Organiser Richard Vallery-Peters thanked everyone who had helped out and reminded ticket holders to check the full list of winners behind the bar.