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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Vis­i­tors to this Satur­day’s Wye Farm­ers’ Mar­ket will be en­ter­tained with fun and games or­gan­ised by the 2nd Wye Scout Group.

They will cel­e­brate the mar­ket pro­duce on sale by stag­ing their own hu­man fruit ma­chine and vol­un­teers will also be needed to take a stint in the stocks to be pelted with wa­ter-laden sponges.

The Scout group has been re­formed af­ter many years with­out one in the vil­lage and they are rais­ing money for the equip­ment they need to get the group es­tab­lished and sus­tain­able.

Leader Lind­say Forbes said: “Our Scout Group has only just formed but we have some won­der­ful young peo­ple. They’ve al­ready shown their com­mit­ment to good causes by rais­ing hun­dreds of pounds for char­ity and they won the district fivea-side foot­ball tour­na­ment and were run­ners-up in the district cook­ery com­pe­ti­tion. They are a very driven, en­er­getic, ad­ven­tur­ous bunch do­ing lots of things that of­ten young peo­ple don’t get to do nowa­days. I am re­ally proud of them.”

Wye Farm­ers’ Mar­ket is held ev­ery first and third Satur­day of the month around the vil­lage green from 9am un­til noon.

For more de­tails in­for­ma­tion visit www.wye­farm­ers­mar­ket. A young girl has had her long blonde locks chopped for char­ity.

Ash­ford St Mary’s Pri­mary School pupil Holly Hills,11, was joined by her mum Sally, who also un­der­went a dras­tic cut at the hands of Holly’s god­mother Suzie Spar­shatt.

Holly has do­nated 18 inches of her hair to the Lit­tle Princess Trust, a char­ity that pro­vides real hair wigs to boys and girls who have lost their own hair af­ter can­cer treat­ment.

Her class­mate at St Mary’s, Fred­die New­ing was di­ag­nosed with leukaemia last July, while her mum Sally bat­tled the dis­or­der her­self in 2011, but is now in re­mis­sion.

The pair, of Kingsnorth are also rais­ing money for Blood­wise, which sup­ports peo­ple with leukaemia, lym­phoma, myeloma and other blood dis­or­ders.

Sally, 34, who had 12 inches of her hair lopped off to raise funds, vividly re­mem­bers the im­pact hair loss dur­ing her own can­cer treat­ment, when her son Wil­liam, who was three, wouldn’t talk to her un­less she had a wig or a hat on.

Speak­ing about her own and daugh­ter Holly’s new look Sally said: “We are both pleased with our hair­cuts

“My new style is bet­ter for the sum­mer months and Holly loves her hair­cut as she says it makes her look more grown up,” she added.

To make a do­na­tion visit www. justgiv­­ing/ Sally-Hills1

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