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Alwington Dance Club

Alwington Dance Club was formed in 1974 by Pat and Cyril Blight, at the request of two local farmers. Pat had just undergone major surgery for breast cancer and was under remission. Eventually she agreed to form the club providing everyone was careful with her and those attending paid an entrance fee to raise funds for urgent cancer equipment in Bideford Hospital. Numbers soon grew and thus Alwington Dance Club was formed.


Over the years the club has raised thousands of pounds towards the purchasing and provision of cancer equipment in the local area.


Sadly, Pat passed away in 2015, aged 81, but her legacy of Alwington Dance Club is still going strong, now run by her son Adrian and his wife Denise. The main aim is to provide the fun of social and sequence dancing which can be enjoyed by all ages and for the needed funds to be raised for the cause.


New members always welcome so if you would like to try sequence ballroom come along on our dance night, any Thursday evening from September to April from 8.00pm. – 10.00pm. for more information please contact Adrian or Denise on 01237 451749

Torridge Branch, Parkinson’s UK

ParkinsonsA charity support group for people affected by Parkinson’s, formed in 1996 by local GP Dr. Tom Candler, Rev. Peter Nock and Joe Chappell. It is an integral part of Parkinson’s UK, but is completely self-funding, grateful for any donations and rely on help from volunteers and branch members in supporting all activities.


The branch continues to provide support and a range of events and activities for local people living with Parkinson’s, Carers and Family members, including exercise classes; movement to music class; shanty singing group; quarterly lunches; outings; specific group meetings; skittles; annual cream tea and much more. Monthly coffee mornings have been held since 1996, the event has grown over the years and has recently moved to Alwington Village Hall, meeting the first Thursday of each month at 10.00 a.m.

If you would like more details and could offer to help, please call Julie Jones on 01237 478128.