Star supports fund-raising with special screenings

Film Star, Jean Kent is helping Westorpe village to raise �200,000 for new village hall. They have organised screenings of some of her films to raise money
Film Star, Jean Kent is helping Westorpe village to raise �200,000 for new village hall. They have organised screenings of some of her films to raise money
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A MOVIE star has pledged her support to campaigners hoping to raise £200,000 to build a new village hall.

Jean Kent, 90, is getting set to help villagers in Westhorpe, where she has lived for 25 years, to raise the money to replace the existing village hall.

Jean Kent, a screen star from the 1940s and 1950s who starred alongside Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Oliver, will attend special screenings of her 1949 hit musical, Trottie True, at the village hall on September 29 and 30.

She said: “The local villagers are trying desperately to raise the £200,000 they need to build a new village hall to replace the rather dilapidated existing one.

“They asked if I would attend two screenings of Trottie True, which is my personal favourite out of all my 47 films, in order to raise money, and I said that of course I would do my bit for the fund-raising.

“Westhorpe so badly needs a new village hall.”

All proceeds from the screenings will go towards the new village hall fund.

Tickets cost £5 and are available from Philip Aldous on 01449 780299 or 07792 625348.