Woolbrook Sausage and Mash suppers aid FORCE

Masquerade gives �3,125 to cancer charity and directors announce it may be last Sausage and Mash evenings because of ill health

TWO directors of Masquerade drama group have announced the end of its popular Sausage and Mash suppers.

Health issues are behind the decision to draw the evenings to a close.

Last November Ken Davis collapsed with a serious heart condition and is still undergoing medical treatment.

At the same time, Ray Pickworth was diagnosed with cancer requiring surgery and a four-month recovery period.

Both have expressed their “heartfelt” thanks to their many supporters, actors and technicians who have made the Sausage and Mash evenings such successful and happy occasions, together with friends and FORCE volunteers.

They, with cast members Pam Eves and Dan Barratt, have presented a cheque for �3,125 to Mervyn Hayes, fundraising co-ordinator of FORCE.

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It is the proceeds from Masquerade’s last Sausage and Mash suppers with two one act plays, presented at Tipton St John and Woolbrook in November.

Ken and Ray, who live in Newton Poppleford, said they were delighted with the support for the event, donations and the generous response for its prize draw.

“This brings the total of �12,703 which the group has raised for FORCE over the last four years,” said Ken.

*FORCE is the Exeter based cancer charity which supports sufferers and carers alike.