Club’s survival bid fails

The annual Great Stukeley flower, garden and craft show attracted more than 300 entries, bringing together some high quality work. Committee secretary Audrey Hurst said: The show was a huge success although there was a distinct lack of vegetables and flo

The annual Great Stukeley flower, garden and craft show attracted more than 300 entries, bringing together some high quality work.

Committee secretary Audrey Hurst said: "The show was a huge success although there was a distinct lack of vegetables and flowers because of the recent dry weather.

"But the quality of entries was amazing, especially the needlework entries."

Best floral arrangement was awarded to Sylvia Reynolds and best single photograph was won by Bob Holstrom.

The Mark Hayward Trophy for best entry in the children's section was won by Charlotte Cannon, and the prize for youngest exhibitor was awarded to Stuart Cannon. A HUNTINGDON club run by disabled people for severely disabled adults has closed after an unsuccessful fund-raising appeal.

Go4iT, founded three years ago, relied on donations to continue its work.

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Until recently, it operated from he Medway Centre, offering severely disabled people the chance to meet and socialise. However, a number of factors caused financial problems for the group and earlier this year it appealed for help.

Pat Wright, chairman of Go4iT which has 20 members, sent out more than 170 letters to Cambridgeshire businesses to try to secure some sponsorship, but only a few were able to help.

The donations were not enough to keep the club going and its weekly meetings were cancelled in July to save money.

Miss Wright said: "It is very sad that the club has had to close and all of its members are heartbroken.

"I would like to thank the people who have kindly sent messages of support and also money to help our club along.

"We have not received the £12,500 we needed to continue running the club but we have enough money to provide a few small outings to our members for several months.

"My thanks go to The Hunts Post, which publicised our appeal for funds, and those people who kindly sent donations to us.

"We are grateful to be able to continue for a few months, if only in a small way.

"We will continue to appeal for money to fund future outings and would be grateful for anything anyone can offer."

INFORMATION: To make a donation to the club, write to Pat Wright at 8 Cranfield Way, Buckden PE19 5TJ or phone 01480 811054.

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