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Concert raises hundreds for Deepings Library fund

Deepings Library, High Street, Market Deeping. File picture.
Photo: MSMP250613-010ow

Deepings Library, High Street, Market Deeping. File picture. Photo: MSMP250613-010ow

More than 170 people enjoyed a folk gig held to support a community group.

Bourne band Pennyless played at the Deepings School on Friday last week. The gig was organised by the Friends of Deepings Library, to raise funds for their campaign to keep the library in High Street, Market Deeping, open.

The library was placed under threat of closure when Lincolnshire County Council decided to withdraw funding in December last year. Campaign group Save Lincolnshire Libraries won a judicial review into the decision in the High Court last week, but the Friends may still have to take over the running of their library.

The gig was the group’s first social event and raised more than £1,600 towards the library. Chairman Liz Waterland said: “We were very pleased with the numbers who came along from all age groups to enjoy the evening. The atmosphere was so friendly and there was a real feel good factor, enhanced by Pennyless’s varied and skilful music.

“The committee worked very hard to make the event a success and we would like to thank Pennyless and all our audience for their support. The boost to our ‘fighting fund’ will be made good use of in uncertain times.”

 

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