Bells toll for cash bid

PUBLISHED: 13:31 01 July 2008 | UPDATED: 21:59 15 June 2010

THE newly hung bells at Northleigh parish church will be rung to signify the end of this year's grand fundraising drive in the village.

THE newly hung bells at Northleigh parish church will be rung to signify the end of this year's grand fundraising drive in the village.Gardeners' Question Time stalwart Anne Swithinbank will start festivities at 2pm, on July 12, when she officially opens a garden party at Forge Farm.Entry to the walled garden will cost just £1.50 for adults and 50p for children. All welcome.In the evening, from 8pm to 1am, a steel band and barbecue will round off the day's festivities. The event will be staged in the village hall, should it be blighted by wet weather. Tickets, priced £6 for adults, £5 for children and £20 for families (two adults and two children) are on sale now or available on the door. The annual fundraiser will conclude at 6pm on Sunday, July 13, with a Songs of Praise-style service in the parish church.

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