The organisers of Honiton’s successful Charter Day have donated cash raised from a hat-themed competition and collections to Ferne Animal Sanctuary.
The money was given in memory of the late Terry Farebrother, who was instrumental in getting Charter Day off the ground and was one of its biggest supporters. Anne, his widow, nominated the charity.
A total of £253.31 was handed over to the animal sanctuary during a cheque presentation at The Beehive tonight (October 3).
Presented by Charter Day chairman, Councillor Terry Darrant, and committee member Julia Lake, the cheque was received by Leanne Bissatt, community fundraiser for Ferne.
Cllr Darrant said: “We chose Ferne Animal Sanctuary at the request of Terry’s widow. The majority of the shops that participated in our hat themed competition took a tin for collections.
“Chippy Joe’s collected a great proportion, so extra thanks to his customers.
“There were also two collections on the day – one with Raddon Hill Clog Morris and the the other with Exewing, both of whom were performing and/or had displays.
“As the whole day is about giving local charities a voice and platform for the day we, as a committee, pick our own designated charity every year as our own input into the event.”
The late Mr Farebrother formerly owned a shop in High Street and led the executive committee of Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Charter Day, held annually, celebrates the Royal Charter granted to Honiton in the mid 1200s which allowed the town to run a weekly street market.