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50 Years of Weeks
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

April 16, 2010: Jane Stewart writes: "You know when Spring is on its way when Dave and Margaret Weeks appear at Exbourne front doors collecting their Cancer Research UK envelopes. What you may not be aware of is that they have been doing it for 40 years!! To mark this achievement they have been presented with special badges. During the 70's, their collection typically raised 50. Back then Margaret would ride to the outer reaches of the Parish by horse; now she travels on foot or by bike! This year the total raised was 576, to which Gift Aid will be added. The Cancer Research Campaign Committee for Okehampton and District was formed in 1955. Local Parishes were asked to join in and that is when Mr and Mrs Lewis Weeks, Dave's parents, started the collection in Exbourne Parish. Therefore, the collection in Exbourne has been undertaken by the Weeks family for well over 50 years!"



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