Friends of Chichester Harbour annual barbecue

MORE than 130 Friends of Chichester Harbour gathered on Thorney Island for their annual barbecue.

Unlike the previous year when it had been cold and rainy, a warm and sunny early summer evening was enjoyed by all.

Beef burgers and sausages were provided by Rother Valley Organics whose beef cattle graze the South Downs and the Water Meadows on Thorney Island.

“The Jazz Smugglers rhythms soon had feet tapping and it wasn’t long before many took to the dance floor,” said events manager Val Evans.

“Much amusement was provided by the antics of those who tried their hand at plate spinning and swing ball.”

Photographer Ali Warner raffled one of her images of the Rother Valley cows, raising much-needed funds for the friends.

The Friends of Chichester Harbour provide vital funds for conservation, amenity and education projects in the Chichester Harbour area and are dedicated to helping to conserve and enhance the harbour’s environment and preserving it for future generations to enjoy.

Volunteer work parties carry out woodland and hedgerow planting, rubbish collection, footpath repair, bramble and weed control and many other essential tasks.

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