Midhurst charity discusses changes and celebrates donations

THE MIDHURST branch of Save the Children discussed some changes in their annual general meeting, and celebrated the £4,550 of donations they have raised this year.

The money will help the charity’s work in all parts of the world including Britain where child poverty is on the increase and a recent campaign has begun to fight child poverty in the UK.

The members of the committee of the Midhurst branch met for the annual general meeting with their chairman Marjory McGowan where events of the past and plans for the future were discussed at length.

The annual bridge tea held at Elsted raised £972 and the quiz evening in Fernhurst village hall raised £1744, and this sum was doubled by the government in a short held initiative to encourage giving.

The committee discussed plans to hold the two events again as they have proved so popular.

The charities’ shop selling cards and gifts in Midhurst from the Save the Children catalogue will be axed as the advent of Card for Good Causes and the number of charity shops in Midhurst meant it was no longer worthwhile.

They will not be running coffee mornings in surrounding villages anymore but will continue to hold a street collection and a house to house collection during Save the Children Week every April.

The bridge tea will be held in March and the quiz next year in September.

Contact the committee on 01428 653790 to volunteer for the charity.