IT'S North Devon Day on Saturday and events are being held in a number of locations to celebrate all the region has to offer and raise money for NOrth Devon Hospice at th ssame. time. Gerard Fawcitt of the North Devon Hospice fund-raising team, said: We

IT'S North Devon Day on Saturday and events are being held in a number of locations to celebrate all the region has to offer and raise money for NOrth Devon Hospice at th ssame. time.Gerard Fawcitt of the North Devon Hospice fund-raising team, said: "We are so grateful to the many individuals and groups who have taken the time and trouble to arrange fund-raising events to celebrate North Devon Day in support of the hospice. "There is a remarkable spirit of support for North Devon Hospice for which we are very grateful."Some of the events taking place include:Teresa Crossman, the founder of North Devon Day, is holding two dance performances, entitled "Tiny Tots to Talented Teens" on Saturday at 2pm and 3.30pm in Newport Methodist Church, Gloster Road, Newport. Entry is free, with donations to North Devon HospiceThe Occasional Players and the ISCA Singers will be performing a concert in South Molton Methodist Church on Saturday at 7pm. Again, entry is free, with donations accepted for the hospice.The Occasional Players are a wind dectet from all over Devon, established 15 years, who play a wide range of music. Their programme will include pieces by Elgar, Gounod, Boyce, Wagner. The ISCA Singers are a small choir of former girl choristers of Exeter Cathedral. They will be singing a broad repertoire of music, including spirituals, church music, jazz, pop and show tunes.Joan Walton, a great supporter of the hospice and the "Queen of Barnstaple Pannier Market", is opening her garden to the public on Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm, serving teas and coffees, cakes and biscuits in return for donations to the hospice. Joan's address is 5 Walton Way, Goodleigh Rise, BarnstapleChrist Church Short Mat Bowling club in Bear Street, Barnstaple, is hosting a 24-hour short mat bowls marathon starting on Friday at 6pm. Everyone is welcome to go along on Saturday morning to encourage the bowlers, enjoy the stalls, teas and coffees, perhaps give a donation.The Old Station House, Blackmore Gate, Kentisbury, is holding a pub quiz on Friday at 8pm; £1 per entryDavid and Sheila Lloyd are once again busking outside Mole Valley Farmers, South Molton, tomorrow (Thursday) from 9.30am- 12 noon and on Saturday from 9.30 - 12 noon. They will be playing a mix of country tunes with accordion accompaniment.The staff of Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Atlantic Village, Bideford, are producing a "chocolate fountain" in the colours of the North Devon flag ( green, purple, yellow and blue) with percentage of the profits to the Hospice- with free tea, coffee and biscuits and donations to North Devon Hospice.PGA golf professional Andy Norman will be doing a sponsored eight-round golf marathon in just one day on Saturday at Willingcott Valley Golf Club, Woolacombe; he hopes to see many sponsors and supporters there!Bradworthy Dog Show is taking place on Sunday at Lower Way Farm, Bradworthy (close to the Square, signposted) from 12 noon. Entry is free with donations to the hospice.This is a friendly, amateur dog show with 20 classes - something for every dog! £1 per dog. There is also a car boot sale, barbecue, teas and cakes, raffle draw, working hound competition and alpacas.ASDA, at Atlantic Village, Bideford, is allowing a collection in aid of North Devon Hospice on Sunday. The Sportsmen's Inn, Sandyway, near South Molton is once again holding a pub quiz on Friday at 7.30pm. Gerard Fawcitt of the North Devon Hospice fundraising team continued " in this, our 25th anniversary year of caring for the local people of North Devon, we hope that the public will turn out in droves for these special events in aid of North Devon Day and North Devon Hospice.