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Generous community gets behind deserving causes

Chloe Locke and Rachel Keeble raising funds for Debenham LC Youth Football with a wheelbarrow full of alcohol

Chloe Locke and Rachel Keeble raising funds for Debenham LC Youth Football with a wheelbarrow full of alcohol

A wheelbarrow full of alcohol is a sight most commonly seen at a music festival.

But for Rachel Keeble and daughter Chloe, there was a less hedonistic reason for pushing the one-wheel vehicle through Debenham on Saturday.

The spirits, wines and beers were raffle prizes; the draw being held later that night at a party to raise money for the village’s youth football teams.

About £1,100 was raised at the buffet and disco event altogether - cash that will help the teams buy things such as kits.

Mrs Keeble, whose son Ryan plays football for one of Debenham’s youth teams, said: “The club has an official committee, but they have so much to do, so myself and some other people volunteered to take some of the workload off their hands.

“It was a bit cold, but everybody was really supportive.

“There were loads of people who helped make the event happen - Sharon, Wendy, Laura, Judy, Gary, Chris, Anne and Jo all deserve a mention too.”

On the same day in Debenham, a fairtrade sale - with food, clothes, gifts and ornaments - was held at Dove Cottage.

Diana Barclay and Julia Rose were two of the sellers at the event, raising money for the Mothers’ Union and Tearfund respectively.

Mrs Rose said: “I made £470. It was a good turnout considering I forgot to advertise the sale in the October parish magazine, and it was also half-term.”

The sale is held at Dove Cottage on the first Saturday of November every year.

 

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