Seaton’s community spirit praised after £5,000 new seats appeal
PUBLISHED: 10:41 22 December 2011
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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