Seaton’s community spirit praised after £5,000 new seats appeal

PUBLISHED: 10:41 22 December 2011

Seatons Voice committee who donated new auditorium seats to the town hall. Ref mhs 9869-50-11AW. Go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24 to order your copy of this photograph

Seatons Voice committee who donated new auditorium seats to the town hall. Ref mhs 9869-50-11AW. Go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24 to order your copy of this photograph

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Resort’s phenominal support enables 250 comfy chairs to be bought for the town hall

SEATON has been told to stand up and take a bow – after raising £5,000 for new town hall seats.

The successful fund raising initiative, launched by Seaton’s Voice just a few months ago, has been declared a credit to the resort.

Spokeswoman Carol Manley said: “It has been a massive community effort and we have had help from people of all ages across the area.

Groups have bought blocks of chairs while individuals have made donations towards the £21 cost of a single seat.

“This shows the true community spirit of Seaton instead of the negativity you read about. I would challenge anyone to show me a community across the land who could pull this together.”

Mrs Manley also had a special work of praise for two Voice members – Barbara Dearden-Potter and Mary Bowles.

She said: “They have been supporting the town hall for 45 and 23 years respectively – an example of how the community have been using it – and without them we would not have had a town hall to rescue.”

The 250 new, padded, chairs replace the old plastic ones and were supplied at cost price by Roger Woolland of Lyme Bay Auctions.


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