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Doddington Diary secures National Lottery Community Fund cash to keep magazine running



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Village magazine the Doddington Diary is celebrating after being awarded a financial boost in National Lottery funding.

The Diary team, based in Doddington will use the cash to help pay for the running costs of the monthly publication.

The Diary has been running since 2017 and is delivered free of charge to all the homes in the village thanks to volunteers and is also emailed to around 250 more.

Doddington Diary - the village has been given some lottery funding. (52178876)
Doddington Diary - the village has been given some lottery funding. (52178876)

The new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest funder of community activity in the UK, will secure the future of the magazine.

Sally Graham, who has been the editor for the past two years, said: “We’re delighted that The National Lottery Community Fund has recognised our work in this way. Now, thanks to National Lottery players we will be able to include more stories and reports in the Diary without the anxiety of extra printing costs.

"This is important because over the last two years we have realised how much people like to have a village magazine. It helps new people to the village know what is going on, the housebound can stay in touch and we can all find a local trades person through the advertisements. The funding will also help to pay for our website. www.doddingtondiary.co.uk an online resource that includes history articles and all past issues of the Diary."



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