Fun for all the family as society celebrates

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The Rutland and Melton Branch of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) is holding a fun day to celebrate 25 years caring for life in Melton.

The event, at the Christian Centre in Nottingham Street, on Saturday from 10am-4pm, will include stalls, a tombola, a raffle, free face painting and children’s activities, while the adults can have tea, coffee and refreshments.

Melton Mayor Jeanne Douglas will be attending to open the event.

Branch founder and current treasurer Frances Levett said: “This is a marvellous opportunity to thank the people of Melton for their support over the years. We do all sorts of things people don’t know about and we will have a display about our branch history.

“You may have seen our Melton Day floats and our annual contribution to the Christmas Tree Festival. But did you know we have erected a memorial in Melton to the unborn, to act as a focal point for people’s grief?

“Or that we ran a course at Glenfield Hospital on post-abortion syndrome which is unique in the country and was attended by 80 health professionals?

“There are many unusual aspects to our local work which we are proud to showcase. Most importantly, we want our visitors to have fun on the day.”

From 6.30pm-9.30pm there will also be a free showing of the award-winning film, ‘The Drop Box (PG).’

This is a true story of a Korean pastor’s work to rescue babies abandoned in the streets.

The screening will include a glass of wine and SPUC national director John Smeaton will be attending from London to give a brief introduction about the film.

For more information visit www.spucmeltonandrutland.co.uk or call 07940139570.