Perhaps it was the skeleton that put off the early trade at the Coffee morning, cake and bric a brac sale, organised by the Rye St. John Ambulance members but it did not put off young Kayleigh Ashcroft who held the skeleton’s hand to pose for the photograph along with sisters Emily and Lydia Turk. In addition to delicious home baked cakes and buns there were stalls with toys, books, furniture and dishes and even the odd real antique! Trade soon picked up and resulted in a successful day for the hard working members who raised £700 including a donation of £100 from Rye Bowls Club and the receipts from the collecting boxes around the town. Julie Bettley, Divisional Superintendant explained they are attempting to raise the final £24,000 to complete a total of £42,000 for a new ambulance which will allow them to continue their good work in Rye and District.
“Rye’s Own” September 2003
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