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Rotary rotisserie!

Andrew and Sue Herniman, on behalf of the Tiverton Rotary Club, recently hosted a barbecue at their home in Tiverton to raise funds for the Mid Devon Messenger.  A perfect evening was enjoyed by all, with late-Summer sunshine, delicious food, and time to meet and chat. The proceeds from the evening raised an astonishing £550.  Thank you,

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Letter from Jo

Dear Messenger As a Listener I would like to thank you all for a very enjoyable AGM last Saturday. It is always such a good opportunity for us to meet the people behind the voices that become so familiar to us over the weeks and to be able to offer them thanks in person. Every

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Fun, food & entertainment

We’re inviting Volunteers, Listeners and Friends to join us on Saturday 15 June at 11 o’clock in St George’s Hall, Fore Street, Tiverton for Fun, Food and Entertainment (oh – and a very little bit of an AGM!) You’ll bring the Fun, we’ll provide the Food, and local choir ‘In Harmony’ will do the Entertaining. So that

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We’ve got a new podcast host!

Mid Devon Messenger moves to ‘British Wireless for the Blind Fund’ (BWBF) streaming service. When Mid Devon Messenger launched it’s website in July 2018 it chose MixCloud as the host for its weekly recording on the site. It wasn’t perfect, but it did allow for listeners who looked at the website to hear about news

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Blundell’s students and sight loss

Ten Blundell’s students recently spent a morning at school exploring the world of visual impairment, meeting and chatting with Jo Shute, Dave Horsman, Jo Fishwick with their guide dogs. There were exercises aplenty.  Aided by Guide Dogs for the Blind, students were blindfolded and led, and also learned to lead. How do you make a cup

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Who, What, When?

Head scratching, forehead furrowing, and frantic scribbling!  Dick Busby, Quiz Master, was on brilliant form delivering many a brain teaser.  Thanks to all our quizzers for coming along to the Riverside Club for the Spring MDM Quiz Night, which raised a total of £375.

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Freemasons charity evening

Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from around Devon meet to give support totalling in excess of £50,000 to local charities and organisations.  The Mid Devon Messenger was  recently one of its fortunate recipients. We were invited to join the Masons for their charity evening at their Lodge in Uffculme.  There were 25 charities and each

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Cinderella to the rescue!

No, Cinderella didn’t turn into a pumpkin at midnight; she came to the rescue of the Mid Devon Messenger! Our laptop, which is used for recording the talking newspaper, broke down.  It was well beyond its use-by date.  The Tiverton Signpost Club’s panto performers found time within their busy Cinderella rehearsing schedule to donate a

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