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Fundraising underway for Newbury Weekly News over 80s parcel fund

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Mayor's coffee morning helps fill coffers

THE Newbury Weekly News would like to thank Howard Bairstow, the mayor of Newbury, and many councillors for holding a coffee morning for the Over 80s Christmas Parcel Fund at the Town Hall on Saturday.

The event raised £300 which, when paid in through the Find me a Grant scheme, will double up to £600.

Thank you to Greenham Common Trust for agreeing to sponsor us again this year. The trust has already donated £11,000, which certainly takes us well on our way to paying the Sainsbury’s food bill.

Our Junior School Quiz is on Tuesday, November 11, when children from Years 5 and 6 from all over West Berkshire compete to win the David Stephenson Trophy.

It is being held at last year’s winners, St Gabriel’s Primary School. It’s a great night out and if your school hasn’t already booked please email jo.fulker@newburynews.co.uk for details.

Our annual Sports Quiz this year, is on Thursday November 19 at the Bowlers Arms, Enborne Street. Gather a team of four, and book your place for a great night out. Watch our sports pages for details.

A big thank you to Snell Advanced Media, Goss International, Northwood Investors, The Donnington Hospital Trust, Kintbury Parish Council, Waitrose, Thatcham Town Council mayor, plus Chieveley, Hermitage, Francis Baily and Thatcham Park Primary Schools for their donations.

If you are planning to have a fundraising event – maybe a coffee morning, a dress down day, or a sponsored walk – please make contact so we can arrange for a photographer to come along.

If you would like to contribute financially and you are able to go online to our Findmeagrant page, www.findmeagrant.org/wberks they will match your donation.

If you do donate online, please also email me so I am able to thank you. Alternatively, send a cheque made payable to ‘NWN Over 80s’ Parcel Fund’ to Jo Fulker, Newspaper House, Faraday Road, Newbury Berkshire RG14 2DW.

Finally, if you would like to add the name of an elderly resident who is over 80 years of age living in Newbury, Hungerford or Thatcham to the list, or to make any other amendments, please email jo.fulker@newburynews.co.uk

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