AN international film-making charity based in Ilminster has celebrated the opening of its brand new offices in the town.

Purple Field Productions has taken over the premises at 18 Silver Street, with the ribbon cutting ceremony attended by the town’s mayor Councillor Val Keitch.

More than 40 charity volunteers and supporters attended the opening, including PFP trustee Rob Rainbow.

He said: “The office has finally brought PFP into the heart of Ilminster and it is hoped that friends and supporters will now be able to drop in and volunteer their help.

"Christine Langford has been appointed to run the office, which will be open on Mondays and Thursdays.

“PFP’s long time supporter and fundraiser, Peter Lansdown, has made the room available for the charity’s use free of charge.”

The reception also provided an opportunity for the charity to celebrate other recent success.

Earlier in November, the charity won an international award and a $2,000 prize for its Kenyan film drama, Lisojulikana; The Unknown, while in Sierra Leone, a new documentary has been adopted by the Government to train farmers to better produce crops.

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