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Community Spirit fundraising group in Sutton on Sea looks set to close down

Pictured from one of their fundraising events last year is Sue France, Cynthia Carter, Jean Banfield, Mick Farmer, Michael Turner and Joy Prince.

Pictured from one of their fundraising events last year is Sue France, Cynthia Carter, Jean Banfield, Mick Farmer, Michael Turner and Joy Prince.

 

A charity fundraising group based in Sutton on Sea looks set for closure after losing their venue alongside a short fall in members.

Following the news of The Grange and Links Hotel in Sandilands going into administration, it has resulted in the Community Spirit fundraising group losing their venue space for all their meetings and events which The Grange and Links offered to them free of charge.

Chairman of Community Spirit, Roger Banfield said: “With a smaller number of members and the loss of our main venue, we are in a state of limbo at the moment. But as it stands, we are going to close down the fundraising group.

“I would like to thank everyone who has been involved with Community Spirit for their hardwork and dedication.”

Community Spirit started off as a group of friends who joined together in 2011 and initially set themselves up in memory of John Hardle and wanted to help raise funds for LIVES First Responders.

But after their first event in 2011 went better than expected, the group spiralled forward and began to raise funds for a whole host of local charities.

During the short space of time the charity fundraisers have been together, nearly £20,000 has been raised with £7,000 being raised last year alone. Their final presentation will take place on March 5.

Former chairman of the group and chief organiser, Megan Hodgkinson added: “Losing Community Spirit would be a sad loss to the community as we feel we have done so much to raise funds for the community. We have to thank The Grange and Links for all of their support and generosity.”

In order for the group to carry on, they are in need of another venue space and an added boost in members.

Can you help this fantastic charity fundraising group to continue?

If you can help in any way, please call chairman, Roger Banfield on 01507 441160.

 

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