Teddy bears will be thrown from the top of a 150ft church tower on Saturday.
The cuddly toys will be given parachutes to help them land safely in the grounds of St Andrew’s Church in Hove.
And a lifesize bear will be out and about in nearby George Street before the event encouraging people to attend.
The “teddies off the tower” event will form one part of the late summer fair at St Andrew’s, in Church Road, Hove, next to the Tesco superstore.
The fair – from noon to 3pm – will raise funds for a renovation of the tower to create community rooms.
The tower appeal is being held as the church prepares to celebrate its 175th anniversary next year.
Money raised will also go towards tackling neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer which has affected two families who are part of the St Andrew’s congregation.
The traditional fair will include bunting, bric-a-brac stalls, face painting, a barbecue and refreshments from cakes and cream teas to Pimms and real ale.
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