Punters fancying their chances are invited to a race night in aid of the village maypole fund at Ovington village hall on Saturday 6th February.

Ovington's famous 60 foot maypole was snapped at the base by strong winds on November 9 last year - see http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/13981936.Ovington_s_maypole_snaps_in_strong_winds/ for the story.

Organizer Dave Nixon said "We need to raise something like £5000 to purchase a replacement, get it here and put it up. It would nice if we could do that in time for May day. Hopefully this event will help us on the way to that target".

Tickets cost £5 (under 16's free) and include food. A licensed bar will be available. Horses can be sponsored for £2.50. Doors open at 7:00pm 

More information and tickets from Dave on 01325 730999 or 07870 697337