Dig For Victory Dinner to support older people

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As part of this year’s Food & Drink Festival, on Tuesday September 23 sample the finest locally sourced ingredients at Steyning’s best eateries all in one night!

To mark the First World War centenary celebrations, this event is going to have a wartime theme and offers a choice of starters at either The Cobblestone Tea House or Chez Joel, a delicious main course at The White Horse and finally dessert at The Sussex Produce Company.

In keeping with the ‘Dig for Victory’ effort, each of the courses designed by the restaurants will be showcasing some of the finest local produce so you can sample delicious cuisine that has come directly from field to fork. Tickets are just £30 and include 2 glasses of wine.

The ticket price includes a donation to local independent charity Age UK Horsham District who support older people across the district including Steyning and the surrounding villages.

Community Fundraiser for the charity Lawrie Mallyon said: “It’s great to have the restaurants agree to help put on this superb dinner event and help raise some money in the process that will directly benefit the local people. The menus they’ve put together look delicious and we really hope that the community will come along and have a good time and support these local restaurants and this local charity together.”

Each month, Age UK Horsham District touches the lives of nearly 100 Steyning and Upper Beeding residents through their ‘Help At Home’ and ‘Home From Hospital’ services, and local clubs they run.

In addition, last year Age UK Horsham District helped Horsham District residents unlock over £1million of unclaimed benefits through their dedicated ‘Information and Advice’ team that can help pay for bills, rent, care or transport.

£62,000 of this was awarded to residents of Steyning. Many of these services do not receive any regular funding so they rely on donations, fundraising and charitable events such as the Dig For Victory Dinner to continue their vital work.

In order to take advantage of this fantastic event and support a worthwhile local charity, please purchase your tickets straight away as numbers are limited. First sitting starts a 6:15pm. Buy your tickets from The Sussex Produce Co. 88 High Street, Steyning, BN44 3RD – 01903 815045. For more information please email DigForVictoryDinner@gmail.com or call 07910 385 926. To learn more about the charity or make a donation please visit their website www.ageukhorshamdistrict.org.uk or call 01403 260 560.

Report contributed by Age UK Horsham District.