‘Delight’ for memory cafe members winning Honiton Charter Day 2021 support

Honiton Charter Day will return in July and the town’s memory café is to benefit from funds raised at the event.

Honiton Memory Café members were ‘absolutely delighted’ to be picked as charity of the year, benefiting from the 2021 family-friendly event.

Terry Darrant, Charter Day organising committee chairman, said: “We hope everyone will support us, and the shops participating in our window dressing competition, to raise as much money as we can for them.”

Heather Penwarden, Honiton Dementia Action Alliance chairman, said: “Memory Cafe members were absolutely delighted to be chosen as the Charter Day official charity for 2021.

“As with other local charities, the usual opportunities for fundraising have been severely compromised.

“It is with much gratitude that we thank the Charter Day committee for supporting us in our work, as we gradually and safely all start meeting up again.”

The town’s 2021 Charter Day will be held on Saturday, July 31. Organisers hope this year’s celebrations will be ‘a really big event’ to coincide with the 800th anniversary of the Royal Charter of 1221, which granted the right to hold an annual fair in Honiton.

Mr Darrant said: “I think that after us all losing a year of our lives, everyone is looking forward to a summer of fun and freedom.

“And I hope Charter Day can be a slice of that cake of merriment – as long as the Government and the weather stay on our side.”

The organisers thanked those who have already donated to the 2021 Honiton Charter Day.

They are still accepting applications for free charity and non-profit group pitches, and also have some space for trade stalls in return for a small donation to the designated charity.

To find out more, or to apply, email charterday@outlook.com

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