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Fundraising update – September 2017

September 17, 2017

JOLLYSTOCK
What a wonderful bank holiday weekend!  Glenn Powell and Maria Wright, of the Jolly Farmer, Newton Abbot, supported by a brilliant team of volunteers, hosted the town’s best bank holiday festival with over 30 acts performing over 3 nights.  The event raised more than £1000 for THF and delighted packed crowds.  Absolutely superb.

OUTDOOR CINEMA
Those Summer Nights Ruled…And we even got the dream weather! THF Trustees want to thank Paul Burgess Mayor of Teignmouth, and Mayoress Nicola Burgessfor incredible work in setting up, crowd-funding & celebrating Teignmouth’s first outdoor cinema party as part of the Mayor’s charitable Teignmouth Events, raising funds for his several charities – with Helen Foundation a key charity!

The BFG and Dirty Dancing were the big hitter films over 2 evenings’ picnicking fun – and it was so moving to see film presentations of work done in Teignmouth with Viv Wilson MBE, TAAG, Alice Cross Centre and The Helen Foundation included. Brilliant new venture for Teignmouth!

SUPERSTAN PLAY – AUDIENCE COLLECTION BISHOPSTEIGNTON
Put on in just 3 weeks, Bishopsteignton’s Superstan – performed by the whole school –  wowed packed audiences!  There was a collection afterwards to support THF and the school’s arts activities.

PIZZA CAFÉ RAFFLE AT THEIR 30th PARTY
Mark Thuell, owner of Newton Abbot’s award-winning Pizza Cafe celebrated the cafe’s 30th anniversary by serving pizzas at 1987 prices! Mark has been a superb supporter of THF since the charity began and has raised thousands of pounds for the charity. Making over 1000 pizzas on the special 30th birthday event, Mark also had time to raise an extra £100 in a raffle benefiting THF.  Thank you so much Mark and your brilliant team!

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