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Celebrations raise cash for good causes
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
VILLAGERS in Bere Alston and Bere Ferrers celebrated the Diamond Jubilee with gusto in all sorts of ways.
Several of the events were affected by the weather: there was an indoor picnic for the children, a tea dance for those of more mature years and a wonderful display of historical documents and memorabilia which spanned over 100 years — and this was just in Bere Alston!
Down in the neighbouring village of Bere Ferrers they celebrated by holding an evening with local musicians in the Social Club on Saturday evening, a Thanksgiving Service at St Andrew’s Church in the morning and cream teas, Jengha and music in the hall during the afternoon.
On Monday evening there was a barbecue and local musicians played on the Quay in aid of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. There was also the lighting of a beacon and a headline band, the Skalettes to enjoy.
All monies raised over the celebration period, apart from the RABI, are being donated to Youth2Youth to help with their fund-raising for the new Jubilee Hall youth building. The total raised is not known yet, but the tea dance raised £204, the church collection was about £170 and the cream teas made £231 and the proceeds from last Saturday’s jubilee concert.
In addition, at least £150 has been donated separately by village organisations.
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Sir Ray Tindle
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