Lions Club Members and partners recently enjoyed a social night out at the Chilli Tree restaurant.

After enjoying an excellent buffet Lion President Rick Hough and Fundraising Chair Val Mewett presented the owner Sala with a certificate of Appreciation for his support of the Lions’ Christmas Appeal.

The restaurant staff and its customers raised £450 hosting four Christmas prize draw hampers and also auctioning off another one.

The award was enthusiastically greeted by the party of 28.

Lion Val said ” This was our first year with Christmas hampers and they proved a huge success. We are so grateful to Sala, his staff and Customers for their support. All the money raised will be used to help good causes and those in need.”

Sala commented that he was delighted to help and looked forward to hosting the Lions’ Easter eggs. He also hopes to arrange a quiz night at the restaurant for the Lions.

Val added, “We would also like to thank all the other businesses in town who hosted a hamper and helped us raise a fantastic total of £1,385.

For more information about Bexhill Lions visit www.bexhill-lions.org or call Lion Rick on 0845 833 9591.