Monday, 27 September 2021

Villagers raise money for defibrillator with ‘curiosity trail’

RESIDENTS of Tokers Green set up stalls in front of their homes to raise money for

RESIDENTS of Tokers Green set up stalls in front of their homes to raise money for a village defibrillator.

The “curiosity trail” had 18 stalls selling books, bric-a-brac, plants, produce, clothes, toys, games, home-made jams and sweets.

The event raised £1,513, almost exactly the cost of one of the life- saving devices.

The Millie’s Dream appeal will help pay for the installation and provide training sessions on how to use the equipment.

The charity was set up by Sarah Roberts, of King’s Road, Henley, and was inspired by her daughter Millie, nine, who has a heart and lung condition.

The sale was organised by Catherine Middleton, Fiona Harland, Christine Marshment, Joanna Feast, Maria Hatton, Gill Beale and Kate Rees.

Mrs Beale said: “It was a huge success — the committee did not imagine we could raise that amount. Some people came from as far as Marlow. Everybody said it was a lovely day with people walking about and meeting people from the village.”

The event also featured a children’s treasure trail, a wine-tasting table, a tea stop with home-made cakes and demonstrations of a defibrillator.

Two more fund-raisers have been organised to boost funds.

A quiz night will be held at The Club at Mapledurham on November 12 for teams of up to eight people. It costs £10 per persom, which includes supper.

There will be carol singing in Tokers Green on December 18. For more information, email

Mrs Beale said: “We are going to carry on with fund-raising and will probably donate some money to Millie’s Dream.”

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