Pecorama boosts funds for charities

PUBLISHED: 09:46 30 July 2009 | UPDATED: 23:54 15 June 2010

P2285-30-09SH The RNLI was one of the charities to benefit from Peco's Garden Open Day for Charity on Sunday. Pictured from Beer & Seaton RNLI are Wendy Cummins, Audrey Tims & Barbara Greaves.

P2285-30-09SH The RNLI was one of the charities to benefit from Peco's Garden Open Day for Charity on Sunday. Pictured from Beer & Seaton RNLI are Wendy Cummins, Audrey Tims & Barbara Greaves.

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PECORAMA in Beer opened its doors for the annual charity Garden Day last week.

PECORAMA in Beer opened its doors for the annual charity Garden Day last week. This year, around £420 was collected by Beer and Seaton RNLI and £720 for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Julie Richens, a Guide Dogs volunteer, said: "Free entry certainly brought in the crowds and we had a successful fundraising day.

"It was very special to have over 20 guide dogs and training puppies visiting during the day, always increasing awareness and interest in our work.

"The Guide Dogs would like to thank Peco for their generosity and all those who came to support us."

Wendy Cummins, secretary of Beer and Seaton RNLI, hailed the day a success.

She said: "We were very happy with how much was raised. As well as bucket collections, we also had a souvenir stall and a cuddly toy tombola which added significantly to our total."

The local RNLI branch is also running a special raffle throughout the summer and the lucky winner will receive a print donated by art gallery Marine House at Beer.

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