7th Dec, 2016

News In Brief

Evesham Editorial 12th Feb, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

KIND-HEARTED staff at an Evesham pub are holding a series of charity nights for a variety of good causes.

After a successful darts tournament on February 5 in aid of Cancer Research, staff are saddling up in anticipation of a race night next Saturday (February 20).

Snails, horses, pigs and more will be taking to the track in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance with all of the money raised going to charity.

And the month will end with a coffee morning on February 27 with all of the money raised going to the Guide Dogs Association.

STAFF at an Evesham opticians are proving they’re all heart ahead of Valentine’s Day, by running various fund-raising activities to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

The team at Specsavers on Bridge Street, are hosting a spec-tacular raffle with the chance to win various prizes including a bottle of champagne, an eyecare voucher for £99, and various gift sets. Tickets are on sale for a suggested donation of £1 between until tomorrow (Saturday).

Everything will also look rosy on Saturday (13 February) when staff swap their uniforms for pink or red outfits, while visitors can enjoy a host of baked treats in return for donations.

“We thought it would be good to share the love a little this Valentine’s day and so it seemed fitting to support the British Heart Foundation,” said Amy Liau, store director at Evesham Specsavers.

EVESHAM’S Repair Café is back to offer its service in fixing broken goods.

The café will be held in imaGine in Market Square this Saturday (February 13), where a team of expert volunteers will offer help and support to give household items a new lease of life.

Refreshments will be provided.

The event runs from 10am to 2pm.

Call Tony Piper on 01386 300478 for more information.

PERSHORE residents have been invited to enjoy a night of music at the Mayor’s charity concert.

The concert is being held on Saturday, February 20 from 7.30pm at Pershore’s Abbey, and is in aid of the Mayor’s charities; the Midlands Air Ambulance and Pershore Scout Group.

There will be music from the Town Choir and mixed motifs, featuring Louise Ramage, Fiona Sharpe and Chris Long.

Tickets cost £10 adult, £5 child and under 7s can attend for free and are available from the Town Hall, 34 High Street, Pershore.

A SERIES of events ranging from country blues to comedy cabaret is heading to the Vale.

‘Shindig’ – Worcestershire’s programme of professional live performances across community venues, will make appearances in Rous Lench Village Hall, Bishampton Village Hall, Ashton-under-Hill Village Hall and Pershore Number 8 Community Arts Centre.

Jenny Davis, Wychavon District Council’s arts development officer said: “It’s always great to welcome back Shindig. The standard of shows are always so high and it’s great to see such professional performances coming to our rural areas.”

The first event will be held in Rous Lench Village Hall, where Mumbo-Jumbo – troubadours and raconteurs of country blues – will perform on Saturday, March 12.

Visit www.shindig.org.uk to see the full programme of events and for ticket information.