Branscombe hosts very own Grand National

PUBLISHED: 14:19 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:19 17 June 2010

BRANSCOMBE S very own Grand National will be taking place in early spring when the likes of Redrum and Seabiscuit can compete for first place. In its bid to raise funds for the village hall roof fund the committee are hosting a race night in the hall in M

BRANSCOMBE'S very own Grand National will be taking place in early spring when the likes of Redrum and Seabiscuit can compete for first place.

In its bid to raise funds for the village hall roof fund the committee are hosting a race night in the hall in March.

Catherine Newman, organiser of the event, said: "We have done a race night before but this one will be a slightly different format.

"This will be a traditional race night where the DVD of the races will be shown on the screen."

The horses in the races will each be auctioned off and Catherine is hoping for local businesses to sponsor particular races.

She added: "It will cost £30 for businesses to sponsor a race and its name will be on the programme.

"The sponsors can choose the name of the race as well as the names of the eight horses in the race."

In the last three years two highly successful race nights have been organised and it is hoped at least £1,500 will be raised on this occasion.

Catherine added: "It will be a really fun night and we are hoping that a lot of people who came to the previous race nights will come to this one."

Any businesses who would like to sponsor a race can do so by ringing Catherine on 07967 653963.

The race night will take place on Saturday, March 7. Tickets (£5) are to include food and must be bought in advance. To buy tickets please ring Catherine or Mike Fielden on (01297) 680444.


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