NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Phoenix Brass competed against 15 other brass bands in the second section of the West of England Brass Band Association (WEBBA) Regionals held at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay on March 10th. The Crewkerne based band were placed in 9th position overall and were pleased with their performance of test piece Rise of the Phoenix by Darrol Barry.

They would like to thank everyone for their continued support, Musical Director David Boorer who rejoined the band last summer, Colin and Claire who made a return and players who ‘moved seat.’ Phoenix Brass are now preparing for an afternoon concert at St Bartholomew’s Church, which will take place on Sunday May 12th at 3 pm.
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Jigsaw Preschool are keeping an annual tradition alive that was started by former key worker Dawn Best, who sadly passed away from Melanoma in 2017. The Easter egg raffle will raise funds for Melanoma UK. The preschool would be grateful for any Easter egg donations and anyone who can volunteer to sell raffle tickets, at £1 a strip. Any local businesses who would like to donate Easter eggs for the raffle can deliver them to Jigsaw Preschool at the George Reynolds Centre. All prize donations and raffle money must be in by Friday March 29th.
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A South Somerset group who raise awareness of the issues surrounding refugees in different countries and support charities who help them are hosting a coffee morning at Crewkerne museum on Friday March 22nd. The fundraising event by the Refugee Support Group in aid of Refugee Charity Safe Passage will take place from 10.30 am until 12 pm and include a cake and produce stall.

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