One Fine Day was had by all

DM1883454a.jpg One Fine Day, Balcombe Cricket Ground. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-180826-231604008
DM1883454a.jpg One Fine Day, Balcombe Cricket Ground. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-180826-231604008

A summer fete with a poignant story of friendship has raised £2,000 for the air ambulance.

One Fine Day took place on Sunday August 26, despite the bad weather plenty of people turned out to support this one-off event.

Alice Cook, 33 from Handcross organised the fete in Balcombe to show her appreciation and raise money for the Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance (KSSAA) for saving the life of her best friend Chezzie Brough, 30 from Cuckfield who fell off of her horse in a near-fatal accident.

There was plenty to keep visitors entertained throughout the day including, whole host of things happening throughout the day, including a cake competition, judged by BBC’s The Great British Bake Off contestant Cat Dresser.

A dog show, vintage Sussex ice creams, afternoon teas, a hog roast, ferret racing, and Zumba and Swoove demonstrations we also at the Balcombe cricket pitch.

Brighton based ‘pirate’ band The Captain’s Beard entertained the evening crowd with Irish jigs.

With live music from three different DJs meant there was something for everyone.

Ms Cook said: ““The air ambulance crew saved my best friend’s life, and I truly think she wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the speed, knowledge and efficiency of KSSAA. Chezzie has had a long period of recovery, learning to walk again with a zimmer frame. Unbelievably she is back riding like the accident never happened. In short I owe KSSAA everything and I simply couldn’t be more grateful.”