Planting security

NDET 12-5-12 TW 1  Sommercotes Salvation army plant fair. Malcolm Hill, Envoy Terence Carpenter, Rose Hill.
NDET 12-5-12 TW 1 Sommercotes Salvation army plant fair. Malcolm Hill, Envoy Terence Carpenter, Rose Hill.

THE SALVATION Army held a plant fair in Somercotes on Saturday to raise funds for security improvements to their hall following a spate of break-ins.

The fair was held at the Corps Hall on Sleetmoor Lane and ran from 10am to noon.

Funds raised will be used to help pay towards the £3,000 bill of repairs and security improvements following break-ins to the Corps Hall.

Territorial envoy Terry Carpenter said: “It went fantastic. We raised nearly £500. We had a couple of burglaries at the beginning of the year.

“We spent £32,000 getting the hall refurbished. They caused a lot of damage and stole food parcels.

“We are getting more and more calls for food parcels. We’re happy to help people.”