Villagers are being asked to show sympathy for refugees displaced by the war in Syria by supporting a Games In Gardens afternoon in Horrabridge on Sunday August 6, 2-5 pm.

St John’s Church is organising the event with West Devon Safe Haven, a support group set up to assist the local authorities to play their part in the government’s Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.

Three local houses with big gardens will open their gates and organise games, including quoits, bowls and croquet, plus sales of plants and refreshments, to raise money for West Devon Safe Haven.

Visitor tickets, at £5 for adults (free for under-16s), and a route map, will be available on the day from a stall in Weir Park.

The hosts and venues are all lined up but volunteers to help with catering are still wanted. Contact Stephanie Steer at or 01822 612405.

West Devon Borough Council is committed to organising accommodation for four families, using central government funds to pay private landlords.

The support group will chip in with extras such as internet connections, furnishings, clothing and toys.

The government’s explanation of its scheme is at

West Devon Safe Haven is still looking for help with other fund-raising efforts, clothes and toys collections and so on. Contact

or phone 01822 841498.

Click this link to get the Games In Gardens leaflet …


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