THE Martlet Sword and Morris Men decided on St Wilfrid’s Hospice for their chosen charity for the year 2019.
David Asher, the bagman (secretary) and Peter Davey pictured above, had the pleasant task of visiting Alex Burch at the hospice on Friday, January 25, to present them with a cheque for £500.
Peter said: “We look forward to showing the Morris every Wednesday outside local pubs in the towns and villages of West Sussex this summer and being able to help St Wilfrid’s Hospice even more.”
The Martlet Sword and Morris Men are a traditional men-only Morris side, dancing in and around the Chichester area.
Keeping English traditions and customs alive over the centuries, the Martlet Morris Men perform dances all over the area.
During 2013, the club celebrated its 60th year and to mark the occasion they held a meeting of the Morris Ring which was attended by 200 Morris dancers from all over England.
The group welcome beginners to join them on Wednesday evenings between October and May, from 8pm, in Southbourne. You will be able to have a go at some easy but fun dances with sticks and handkerchiefs.
Membership for the first year is free and there is no weekly subscription.
For details on the group visit their website: martletmorrismen.org.uk