Royal wedding party to help tsunami victims

RESIDENTS of Bradfield are organising a royal wedding celebration with a twist.

They are combining activities with fundraising for the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

Activities on April 29 will start with ‘a wedding dress walk’ from Bradfield Church to the village hall, with people being urged to dig out their old wedding outfits,

followed by a ‘right royal wedding party’ with a big screen to watch the ceremony, a traditional tea party and comedy and music acts.

Local resident Kat Buck, who is working on the event with Karen Dennis of the Postcard Café and Stores, also wants to help victims of the eartquake and tsunami after visiting Japan last year.

“Since the earthquake, I knew I had to help people who had been affected and lost everything,” she said.

“I wanted to go out there to help the survivors but only trained personnel have been allowed out up to now. So then I thought about fund raising and teamed up with Karen to formulate a plan.”

Karen said: “It made sense to organise a joint event and we felt that the Japanese tsunami and earthquake was a very deserving cause to raise funds for.

“After all, We have so much and many of the Japanese people have been left with nothing. We can only begin to imagine how we would cope in a situation like that.”

Tickets cost £7.50 for adults and £5 for children under 16. They can be reserved to collect on the day by calling the Postcard Café and Stores on 285 1235.