RATHER than eat his hat, Cambridgeshire business leader John Bridge promised to give £500 of his own money to charity if the new traffic lights at the Spittals interchange in Huntingdon succeeded in improving users' journey times. The sceptical bet was made by the chief executive of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce last December, when the introduction of lights was delayed by a month. He offered to let readers of The Hunts Post be the judges of whether he should hand over the money - and you told him overwhelmingly he should (Letters, February 15). Last week, he gave a cheque to the Saxongate Community Learning Centre Appeal, which has been enthusiastically backed by this newspaper and is part of the Papworth Trust's Foundations for Living project. The £8million Saxongate complex, in Hartford Road, in Huntingdon town centre, will include 30 wheelchair-accessible flats and a further 13 flats for sale to anyone, to achieve the charity's ambition to enable disabled people to integrate fully into Huntingdon life. It will also include a ground-breaking centre for community learning in the heart of the town with a range of accessible facilities. Mr Bridge's donation has reduced to just £100,000 the money still needed to fulfil the appeal's £2million target before the complex opens its doors fully in September.