Bexhill Lions Club has announced details of its annual Christmas Appeal.

This year things are a little different but there is still the opportunity to meet Santa and also to buy quality hand crafted items at the Friday Market.

It is planned to have the “Crafty Lions” stall in Devonshire Square on Friday December 4th, 11th and 18th.

Members have a wide range of skills and have produced items for sale which include:quality Christmas cards, Bunting, Bottle lights, Bird boxes, Cushions, Boats and Christmas tree decorations. On Dec 11th there will also be a Christmas Dog Photo Booth for just £3 per dog or £5 to include a digitally sent photo. Doggie outfits will be provided or you can bring ring your own. There will be a  prize of a dog hamper for the best dressed dog.

Head of Fundraising Rob Jones said ” We wanted to ensure that children had the opportunity to meet Santa on his sleigh and for the public to enjoy some Christmas music and donate to our collection. This year, we are delighted to be teaming up with the the Bexhill 100 Motor Club, who will be providing their fantastic sleigh and a Santa. The Lions will be on hand with wrapped sweets for the children, collection buckets and contactless payment devices and to monitor queues. All money raised will be used to help good causes and those in need”.

This year, to ensure that current regulations are met and for a Covid safe environment, we will be in a number of fixed locations, rather than touring the streets. Santa and his sleigh will be at the following locations between 5.00pm and 7.00pm.

Friday 4th December      Bexhill Seafront – In front of the sailing club

Tuesday 8th December     Sidley – New Inn

Friday 11th December     Pebsham Community Centre Carpark

Tuesday 15th December    Bexhill Seafront – in front of the sailing club

Friday 18th December     Terminus Rd – Collington Ave / Terminus Ave

Tuesday 22nd December   Little Common – Cooden Sea Road


In addition, the Lions will be holding a virtual Bexhill Santa Dash between Sunday December 6th and Sunday December 13th. Everyone is invited to get involved and families, friends and support bubbles are encouraged to take part. Once you have finished your personal event, send a photo to and there will a prize for the best fancy dress or Santa outfit. To register visit  www.bex or go to the Lions website.

Lion President Simon Edwards commented” Our Christmas Appeal is an important event in our FUNdraising calendar, to enable us to continue our support of the Bexhill community. This year we are planning our activities with the safety of all in mind and will adhere to the guidelines in place at the time. In these difficult times we want to bring smiles to peoples faces and create a real fun Christmas spirit. So do please support all our events, enjoy yourselves, and have a safe Festive season”


For more information about Bexhill Lions Club  call 0345 833 95