Hundreds flock to hospice Easter Market and Fun Run

Children who took part in the fun run in aid of St Michael's Hospice.
Children who took part in the fun run in aid of St Michael's Hospice.

HUNDREDS of children and adults alike of all ages braved the elements to visit the St Michael’s Hospice Easter Market and Easter Fun Run on Saturday (March 23).

The event offered live entertainment, craft stalls, an Easter Fun Run and was officially opened by Hastings and Rye MP, Amber Rudd.

She said: “It was a fantastic morning despite the dreadful weather, with another excellent Easter market, fancy dress competition and running race organised by Marcia and her wonderful fundraising team.

“So many children and their families turned up to enjoy the morning, and weren’t put off by the cold. The fancy dress winners looked wonderful despite having cold fingers coming out of their beautiful bunny costumes. Congratulations to the fast runners as well, who were rewarded with their chocolate Easter Egg prizes.”

Sally Beresford, the hospice’s community fundraiser, said: “Despite the very cold damp weather many turned up to listen to Gashin, 1066 Rockitmen, The Kytes and Elijah Blue and we would really like to thank all the musicians for playing in such cold weather. Thank you to all the visitors, stall-holders and volunteers who worked tirelessly throughout the day.”

The hospice is now taking registrations for its Firewalk which challenges participants to tread hot coals in order to raise funds.

It takes place at William Parker Sports College on April 17 from 6pm.

To find out more about taking part in this event and the free live entertainment available for spectators, visit or call Marcia on 01424 456381.