Sidmouth jumble fun nets £250 for community centre

PUBLISHED: 12:50 15 April 2011 | UPDATED: 16:12 15 April 2011

Chief fund-raiser Jan Jones is pictured with the many top raffle prizes at the Stowford fund raising event at St Francis hall on Saturday morniing. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 4296-15-11SH

Chief fund-raiser Jan Jones is pictured with the many top raffle prizes at the Stowford fund raising event at St Francis hall on Saturday morniing. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 4296-15-11SH

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A JUMBLE sale netted Stowford Rise Community Centre fundraisers £250 thanks to a committed community effort.

A JUMBLE sale netted Stowford Rise Community Centre fundraisers £250, thanks to a committed community effort.

Scores of people flocked to St Francis Hall in Woolbrook to bag a bargain on Saturday.

Residents and councillors all chipped in to ensure the event was a success.

“I’m very grateful to everyone, it was a good effort and all in all a great morning,” said organiser Jan Jones.

“We’re £250 closer to our target.”

Jan described generous donations of jumble as “amazing. I’d like to thank everybody that gave- they really rallied round,” she said.

“I went inside the community centre for the first time last week and it’s looking good- its all very exciting.”

The next fundraising event in aid of the under-construction centre will be a quiz night at the Balfour Arms, Woolbrook Road, at 8pm on Thursday (April 21). Teams can register at the pub or contact Jan on (01395) 579195.


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