Diamond Jubilee committee formed in Newton Poppleford and more news

Newton Poppleford has formed a special fundraising committee to help celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Read this and more.

DANCE: So the village can celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee next June, Newton Poppleford has formed a special fundraising committee.

Four days of fun events are planned, but in order to pay for this, the committee has to fundraise. Tomorrow, Saturday, it holds a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Dance at Newton Poppleford Pavilion, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are still available, priced �10, to include a buffet supper. Bring your own drinks and dance to the sounds of Stuart Hughes.

Tickets available from Rosemary Zirker (01395) 567430 or Mel Burns at the playgroup (01395) 568475.

David Zirker said: “The music will be great, the food delicious and the atmosphere enchanting.”

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FUNDRAISER: The Meningitis Trust needs to raise �8,000 a day to support thousands who suffer from the terrifying disease. With more than 500,000 people affected by meningitis in Britain and thousands of new cases expected this winter, the Trust needs fundraisers. Call Ella Constable (01453) 769028, e-mail: ellac@meningitis-trust.org