Community Week to raise funds for local groups and Red Arrows

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Those raising funds during Community Week will be asked to provide collectors for the Red Arrows display, which has yet to be confirmed

LYME Regis Community Week will be held in for the third time this summer to raise funds for local organisations and the Red Arrows display.

The week of fundraising events will be held from August 13th to 19th. An application has been made to the RAF Red Arrows to appear during this week, but a decision on this is not expected until mid-February.

All known local organisations will be invited to take part by local organisations and lots will be drawn to decide which will be allocated space on the seafront to host fundraising events during the week.

There is space for 11 organisations to host events in the Marine Parade shelters and this year it will also be possible for groups to host games and activities on the beach.

Organisations will be able to host their fundraisers free of charge and keep the funds they raise, in return for providing four collectors during the Red Arrows display. Half of the collections money on Red Arrows day will be split between the partaking organisations, with the other half going towards the cost of the display.

Speaking at Wednesday’s meeting, the Mayor of Lyme Regis, Councillor Michaela Ellis, expressed concern that more than one organisation would be fundraising on each day this year, which she thought would split the funds.

The council’s administrative officer Adrianne Mullins, who presented the report on Community Week, said this had been suggested to make the week “more of an event” which would attract more residents and visitors to the seafront.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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