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Knighton van donated, walk, market, quiz, sale and more
8:00am Thursday 31st May 2012 in Knighton
VAN DONATED - The family of Peter Reynolds who died of mesothelioma in August 2010, have decided to donate his van to the Giveacar scheme. Giveacar is a non-profit enterprise that organises the donation of unwanted cars and other vehicles for charity.
Every vehicle is either recycled to high environmental standards or sold at auction. The profits are then sent to the registered charity of the donor’s choice. Peter’s wife Liz, and children Mark Reynolds and Angela Peace have decided to give Peter’s van, still in good working order, to raise money for Mesothelioma UK. This charity provides specialist, impartial, up to date support and information about a form of cancer that affects the thin membrane that lines the inner surface of the chest wall, the abdomen and the heart. The only known cause of the condition is exposure to asbestos.
SALE - There will be a collective household and general auction and tabletop sale at Knighton Community Centre on June 10 at 2pm. To book a table or enter lots, call Neil on 01597 851783. Book a table for £4.
WALK - More than 30 people took part in the annual Macmillan Cancer Support walk. It started in the Knighton Hotel car park then went up the main street to the Offa’s Dyke Centre and then down to the river. Walkers then followed the path until they came to Kinsley Road where they started heading back into town. When they arrived at the Horse and Jockey in Knighton they were all given a drink and biscuits by landlady Jackie Salt. The walk has raised hundreds of pounds for the charity.
MARKET - Knighton and district Country Market celebrated 30 years of baking and selling cakes and produce. It was started by the late Peggy Matthews and Winnie Davies who, after holding a coffee morning to raise money for essentials including scales and some bags, began selling their homemade products at the market canteen. Nora Barrett served the teas. Originally part of the WI markets they later moved to a building off the Knighton Hotel car park before their present location at Knighton food and craft market, where they set up twice a month. The women celebrated their anniversary by giving all their customers a glass of bubbly and a piece of cake.
QUIZ - Quiz nights at the Royal George in Lingen and an evening with the local Hobson’s Choice Shante Singers raised a total of £276.70 for cancer care charities.
The money was given to the Moonies – Ann Taylor, Mandy Evans, Edith Wood, Vanessa Gibbons, Pauline Vogel and Kirsty Dewhirst – by landlady Lorna Wood and quizmistress Becky Rogers. The Moonies have been raising money for cancer care charities for the last few years. Their next fund-raising event will be on Sunday when they will be doing the catering at a children’s fun day near Knighton. They had a £30 gift card donation from Tesco in Llandrindod Wells which they spent buying goods for the fun day.
ATTENDANTS - This year’s Knighton Show and Carnival princess’s attendants are Anna Scott, Sophie Licence-Law, Cody-Jay Clements, Alisha Aspley, Beth Burgin-Lynch, Evie Franklin, Morgan Lunn and Memphis Clements. They were chosen by a draw following a disco at Knighton sports centre.
They will find out who the carnival princess is on June 9 when they go to Top to Toe in Knighton to be measured for their dresses and other outfits for carnival day.
BRA-VO - Staff at Prices clothes and upholstery shop are celebrating after winning a national competition for the best window display promoting a new Playtex bra, open to small businesses. As well as the window display the staff had to keep a record of all the customers who showed an interest in the bra. The staff don’t know exactly what their prize is yet but know it will be vouchers of some kind.