Bideford mayor's charity boost

BIDEFORD Town Mayor Cllr Caroline Church held a sell-out charity dinner dance at the Royal Hotel, attended by more than 100 people. It raised more than �1,000 for the Mayor's Charity Fund, which will benefit both Help for Heroes and Families in Grief. Tor

BIDEFORD Town Mayor Cllr Caroline Church held a sell-out charity dinner dance at the Royal Hotel, attended by more than 100 people.It raised more than �1,000 for the Mayor's Charity Fund, which will benefit both Help for Heroes and Families in Grief.Torridge and West Devon MP Geoffrey Cox was guest speaker at the dinner and Air Marshall Peter Walker explained how needed every penny and pound was for supporting the injured service men and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. Entertainment was by local band The Dambuskers.Mrs Church said the fund is really going well. Her sky dive had made �1,400, an evening with The Wurzels raised �1,572, a charity table at the Pannier Market had raised �400 and local man Mervyn Sweet had collected another �697 as a festive Santa."Bideford people are very caring and really do worry with what's going on in the world and here at home in North Devon," she said. "I thank them for the support of my charities. If anyone wants to support me further, please do so via the Town Hall. Every penny is so important and will have a profound effect on the needy."1


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