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Evesham Editorial 24th Jun, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

A LEADING Evesham charity is inviting residents along to a coffee morning to help raise funds for its ‘Christmas Shoebox Appeal’.

Teams4U, a charity encouraging people to fill shoeboxes with stocking fillers for Romanian, Belarusian and Bosnian orphans, is hosting the coffee morning at Evesham Baptist Church on Saturday, July 9.

As well as tea, coffee and cake, there will be a range of stalls, games, competitions and live music.

A team of charity volunteers will travel to Romania with the shoeboxes in December.

The event starts at 10.30am.

A RALLYING call has been issued by town council chiefs for local charities, groups and organisations to apply for small grants.

Each year Evesham Town Council hands out grants to causes which benefit Evesham and its residents.

Local charities, groups and organisations are now being urged to apply for a grant, with the deadline for applications closing on Monday, July 11.

Grants cannot be made to individuals and cannot be used for projects where the money has already been spent.

To apply for a grant visit or for more information call Evesham Town Council on 01386 443322.

TAILS were set wagging at Hampton Ferry’s Fun Dog Show as £500 was raised for the Sue Ryder Hospice.

Evesham Mayoress Coun Sue Amor judged and compared the event and was assisted by Coun Emma Haynes who helped judge the categories.

The hotly contested categories included ‘Waggiest Tail’, ‘Best Paw Shaker’ and a Fancy Dress competition.

Sue Ryder Hospice was chosen by Hampton Ferry staff member Sue Walling whose brother Wilf was cared for by their hospice in Cheltenham.

“I was so grateful for the care they gave my brother,” Sue said.

“It will be nice to give something back.”

THE number of jobless in Evesham stands at 630 for June according to the latest figures from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

This represents a decrease of 30 on last month and of 30 over the same period last year.

A spokesman for DWP said: “Looking at Worcestershire as a whole, where there has been a reduction of 11.5 per cent, the figures are very much heading in the right direction. We are getting more and more people in employment, particularly in the private sector.”


VALE petrolheads are being invited to the annual Hampton Ferry Car and Bike Show.

The popular day out by the riverside takes place this Saturday (June 26), where visitors will be able to enjoy a wide range of vehicles including veteran, vintage, classic, kit car, army vehicles and motorbikes.

There is also a restaurant, bar and toilets on site.

The event will run from 11am to 4pm.

Entry costs £2 and is free to show exhibitors.

Visit for more information.

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