23rd Oct, 2016

Bell Tower helpers are handed awards

Evesham Editorial 4th Sep, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

MORE groups and individuals have been rewarded for their dedicated support to the Evesham Bell Tower appeal.

The third round of Bell Tower Appeal awards was held last month during the appeal’s fund-raising music festival with Evesham mayor Coun Charlie Homer being the special guest to present the awards.

The first award of the night went to the Twinning Association of Evesham New Jersey, whose members staged a fund-raising event which raised more than £400 for the appeal.

Sue and John Jenkinson, who initiated Evesham’s first AsparaWriting Festival, and in doing so heavily promoted the appeal, were also recognised as were sisters Kate Phillips and Liz Nicklin of Harrells Hardy Plants who opened their wonderful garden

in aid of the appeal.

Special mentions were also given to the Evesham Vale Triathlete Club and Tewkesbury Triathlon Club who joined forces to bring back the Evesham Mile River Swim earlier this summer for the first time in more than 80 years.

Dr Sue Ablett, chairman of the Bell Tower Appeal committee, said “I feel hugely proud to see the appeal linked to such great people, groups and events, which are not only bringing in very useful funds towards our target, but are greatly enhancing the

social scene in Evesham.

“We should consider ourselves very lucky as a town to have so many great events and so many committed people to take them on.”

* A CHARITY auction which sold a wide range of items in aid of the Evesham Bell Tower appeal over the weekend raised more than £4,000.

Dr Sue Ablett, chairman of the Evesham Bell Tower appeal committee, said: “The auction was a phenomenal success and we raised a total of £4,355.

“Everything had to be sold on the night and there was some fierce bidding for some of the fantastic range of lots on offer.”