HAPPY 2014, Cliddesdonians: I greet you with the news that the village panto, Cinderella, raised more than £2,800 for the hall. Hurrah!

The charity raffle for Basingstoke hospital’s Neonatal Unit raised £575, which, after some matched funding, will result in a cheque for an astounding £1,000-ish being handed to the hospital in due course. Well done!

ZUMBA: Is back from this week, with regular classes on Mondays, at 12.30pm and 7.30pm; Wednesdays, at 7.30pm; and Fridays, at 9.30am. Time to get fit to face 2014 head on!

HAVE you got news?: Anyone who has news or events from the Cliddesden area and would like a mention in this column should give me a call on the above number and I will do my best to help out.