Last cheque from Watton group

PUBLISHED: 09:57 03 April 2010 | UPDATED: 11:42 08 July 2010

MEMBERS of Watton Round Table and 41 Club have presented their final cheque to a children's group.

MEMBERS of Watton Round Table and 41 Club have presented their final cheque to a children's group.

The presentation of the cheque for £367 marked the final act for what was Watton Round Table and 41 Club.

Whilst Watton Round Table was disbanded some 10 years ago, the tradition has been kept alive by ex Round Tablers in 41 Club (you had to leave Round Table on reaching 40 years). However, with dwindling numbers, 41 Club has also disbanded and the members voted to donate the remainder of their funds to the Rainbow Project in Watton.

Noel Abel, aged 80, was nominated by his fellow 41 Club members to present the cheque as he is the only surviving founder member of Watton Round Table - which was formed in 1954.

Mr Abel said: “This cheque marks the end of an era. Over the years Watton Round Table raised tens of thousands of pounds for local charities and organised events such as the Carnival and Senior Citizen's Christmas Parties.

“As we bow out it seemed appropriate to pass what funds we had to the youth of the town, to our future. The Rainbow Project is doing so much for our young people in Watton and I understand that they need as much support as they can get - and we are very pleased to help.”

The cheque was received by Claire Mower, one of the youngest members of Project Rainbow, and the project chairman, Rev Geoff Garrett, who noted that the baton had been passed on together with the cheque and he looked forward using the money to help continue building Project Rainbow for the betterment of the community.

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