Pensioners enjoy free day out

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A group from the Hastings Pensioners Association were treated to a free day out at a top hotel.

Around 20 people travelled to Hailsham on Friday August 21 to attend a big charity barbecue event at the Boship Lions Farm Hotel.

They were accompanied by Lord Brett McLean from Hastings.

Hotel owner Sheikh-Abid Gulzar decided to invite the Hastings group free of charge simply so they could enjoy an afternoon out at the beautiful 17-acre site.

Chair of Hastings Pensioner’s Association Jean Gillam said, ‘It was a wonderful day. Mr Gulzar was so kind to invite us all. There was a great BBQ, drinks galore, bouncy castle for the children who were there, and a magician, even some belly dancers.

‘We all really enjoyed it and we can’t wait to go back to the Boship. Mr Gulzar was so respectful to my group, he spoke to every one of them.”

Brett joined in the fun in his capacity as an Ambassador for SASBAH - the Sussex Association for spina bifida and hydrocephalus - whose members also attended.

Mr Gulzar said: “I was delighted to see so many people coming to the Boship and making the most of the wonderful facilities on offer here.

“I was also pleased to raise substantial funds for SASBAH as well as the Children with Cancer Fund. It was a great success, and I want to repeat it again soon.”

The Boship is a three star hotel based at Lower Dicker, near Hellingly.

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