NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Inspired by a talk at Crewkerne & District U3A about the Canine Assistance charity, a group have decided to raise £5,000 for the training of an assistance dog. An afternoon event with a cream tea, will be held at the George Reynolds Centre on Sunday June 23rd from 2 pm to 5 pm. Delia, the assistance dog who has transformed the life of a local woman will be at the event. One of the local organisers of the fundraising event, Val Warren said: “It is inspiring to hear the life-changing tasks that Delia is able to do for Ruth. If we are able to raise £5,000 towards the training of an assistance dog, we will be the first group or organisation in the area to do this and be able to name a puppy. The afternoon tea at the GRC will include bring and buy, produce and craft stalls, a raffle and fizz and home-made ginger beer.
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Help is needed to run stalls at St Bartholomew’s School Summer Fete on Saturday July 6th. The annual event organised by the Friends of School Association (FSA) begins at 2 pm and ends at 5 pm. Crewkerne Town Crier, David Craner will officially open the fete at 2.15 pm before a performance by St Bartholomew’s School Choir at 2.30 pm. Other entertainment and displays taking place include country dancing by the school’s country dancers and Panthers Martial Arts. Fun for children will include various games, competitions and face painting. Other attractions include tombolas, BBQ, ice cream van and the grand draw. The Summer Fete is FSA’s biggest fundraiser for the school with money raised going towards school trips, visit to a Pantomime and Christmas party for the children.
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July’s main events at Henhayes Centre begin on Saturday 6th with the return of the popular Sisters Of Swing. Bristol’s all-female swing band’s concert starts at 7.30 pm, doors open at 6.30 pm. Tickets cost £12 and are available from the centre’s office. Another big event, a Summer Cream Tea on Friday July 12th includes live entertainment from Ian Uren and costs only £4.50 per person. For more information, please contact Henhayes Centre, telephone 01460 74340.

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