Charitable day at successful festival

Success at Haywards Heath Spring Festival
Success at Haywards Heath Spring Festival

Despite the cold spell, over 50 charities braved the weather on Muster Green, Haywards Heath for the Spring Festival on Sunday April 24. A variety of creative methods were used to raise much needed funds for good causes.

Haywards Heath Women’s Institute held a tombola draw, sold plants and their delicious cakes and biscuits. The Haywards Heath Lions offered hoopla, basketball and games to keep everyone entertained.

Town Council Mayor, Councillor Sujan Wickremaratchi said: “It’s fantastic to see so many charitable groups fundraising and volunteering on the day.”

Haywards Heath in Bloom was proud to exhibit stunning canvases from the Button Art Competition. Visitors to the Spring Festival were asked to judge the entries each depicting a representation of a tree in a choice of media. The entries were from various organisations. Results and winners were announced this month at a tea party held at the Town Hall for everyone who entered the competition. Councillor Sandy Ellis would like to thank the organisations that participated and visitors who took the time to vote.

This year along with Haywards Heath Concert Brass and the Spanish dancers, Sam from Sussex Zest led a hoola hooping demonstration and members of the public were invited to join in.

Haywards Heath Town Council would like to thank all the stall and pitch holders who participated in making the afternoon a success.