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News in Brief

Evesham Editorial 6th May, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

EVESHAM’S Library has officially re-opened after a major two week improvement project.

The re-opening last Monday, April 25 marked the completion of the building work which saw the Evesham Connect service relocated from its old premises to the town’s library.

To celebrate the completion of the improvement project, two celebration days will take place in the library on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7.

As part of the celebrations, Melody Monkey Singalong and Story sessions will be taking place on both days and other activities for youngsters will be on offer, along with tours of the new library.

Jodie Ford, Evesham Library Manager, said: “We are really grateful to all our library users for bearing with us, while this work has been going on. “We’re really pleased with the results and we look forward to welcoming everyone back in to take a look.”

TRADERS in Pershore have celebrated four years of having their own town-wide loyalty card.

The loyalty card, Pride, was launch four years ago ad is still going strong.

The April draw marked its fourth birthday and to celebrate, organisers of the loyalty scheme offered four prizes, one for each of the years it has been running.

The four lucky winners, each rewarded for their loyalty with £25 worth of Pride vouchers, are Stefka Bradstock, Joan Lloyd, Eileen Rampke and Sarah Moore.

Visit for more information about Pride

EVESHAM residents are being invited to bring their broken goods to a popular repair café.

Residents with items needing a new lease of life are being invited to the Repair Café at imaGine in Market Square on Saturday (May 14), where experts will be on hand to offer help and support in repairing a wide range of items, including clothes, electrical appliances, garden tools and furniture.

The event will run from 10am to 2pm and refreshments will be provided.

Call Tony Piper on 01386 300478 for more information.

THE Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust will be holding its Annual General Meeting at the Fleece Inn Bretforton on Monday, May 16 from7.30pm.

At the event there will be a presentation of 2015’s activities after which guest speaker Hazel Forde will take to the stage.

Hazel is manager of the Anthony Nolan Research Institute Laboratories which include the Tracy Sollis Laboratory which was officially opened by HRH The Duchess of Kent in 1996.

Hazel will relate her work experience having worked for Unilever, Roche, Glaxo and the Royal Free Hospital.

This was where she was approached by the Head of Anthony Nolan Research to help research and develop new tissue typing techniques. At that time Anthony Nolan were working in two porta cabins on the Royal Free Campus.

Hazel has now been with Anthony Nolan for a total of 26 years and is able to relate clearly the advances made against leukaemia and other blood related disorders.

A CREATIVE Badsey youngster was honoured for his efforts in a competition held by the Riverside Shopping Centre.

Donte Phillips, six, was one of the winners in the centre’s Scratch Art Design competition.

Donte’s design had the highest number of likes on Riverside’s Facebook page in the 10-and-under category.

Other events held at Riverside recently also included Easter magic shows, workshops and face painting

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