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Village Praised After Raising Hundreds For Local Care Home

Victory In Europe was celebrated in a different way this year in Gosforth, following lockdown friendly celebrations Andrew and the army of local businesses have presented Bradbury House with £670 which was raised by the people of Gosforth.

May 8th seen Corporal Andrew Jackson of the disbanded Kings Own Royal Regiment march through the village to socially distanced villagers celebrating in their distanced gardens with the march finishing at the memorial with a wreath laying ceremony with few people in order to maintain the social distancing rules that were in place in May.

Andrew had marched through the village as a loan soldier with Dawn and Shaun Pennington of Gosforth Taxis providing music and an escort for him throughout. In addition to the £670 donated by the village, a further £500 will be donated to Bradbury House from Wates which is the company Andrew works for.

Andrew said: "Firstly I'd like to thank the bakery and the taxi service for the support during the march for VE Day. Additionally, I'd like to thank Wates for supporting the local people and supporting the local heroes from past and present such as key workers (Bradbury Careers)."

Rachel Unsworth of Gosforth Bakery, who managed and organised the parade said: "It was very rewarding handing over a cheque today to Bradbury House raised by the residents of Gosforth on VE day, reminds me what a wonderful village we live in."

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