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Award-winning Sussex sparkling wine

Blackboys Pre-School, near Uckfield in East Sussex, has been overwhelmed with support from local businesses for a Christmas fundraising event in aid of the charity pre-school.

Following an appeal for donations for its Christmas Raffle, enterprises in the area – many of which are family run -- have donated generous prizes for a Christmas raffle, to be held after the pre-school nativity on Wednesday 19 December.

Prizes for the raffle showcase some of the area’s best businesses – and best kept secrets! They include afternoon tea for two at the luxurious Horsted Place Country House Hotel, award-winning Tickerage Blush sparkling wine from the vineyard in Blackboys and chocolate from the Sussex Chocolate Company, based in Cross in Hand, which produces hand-made luxury chocolates, truffles and bars.

Elizabeth Brown, Horsted Place hotel manager said: “Horsted Place has been a hotel and fine dining restaurant for 25 years. It’s not one of a chain,...

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