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Charity quiz night for Alzheimer’s

Quiz night

A charity quiz night is being held at the Bedford Hall on Saturday, February 17 in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK.

It is being organised by the Hurn family as part of a fund-raising campaign this year which will also include having a runner in the London Marathon.

The campaign was prompted by the experience of Lizzie Hurn, whose mother Pamela suffered from Alzheimer’s.

The quiz night starts at 6.30pm and will include a light dinner and is £6 per person with teams of between five and eight people. If you can’t raise a full team, don’t worry, you can be allocated to a team that’s short.

Bring your own drinks and glasses.

For tickets or more information call Ben Parker on 270217 or e-mail:

Thorney Post gives £550 to help village groups

The Thorney Post has donated £550 to local groups and charities.

The money is profits from publishing the Thorney Post magazine. Biggest recipient was the Thorney Youth Project which is raising money to buy play equipment for older children. They received £250. Thorney Scouts got £100, Guides £100 and £50 each to NGNPUK (a charity buying syringe drivers to help people in palliative care) and Louise Cade, who is raising money for Magpas Air Ambulance in memory of her sister Sally.

Editor, Eric Rayner, said: “For the past few editions, we’ve been able to make a small profit once our costs are covered and we wanted to put this back into the community.

“The Thorney Post is produced and distributed entirely by volunteers and our main cost is printing. We’ve saved money on printing and the new colour format has helped attract additional advertising.

“I’d like to thank all our advertisers and I’d urge people in the village to support their businesses. I hope that we will be able to make further donations in the future.”