Dunmow carnival cash handed to charity

PUBLISHED: 15:47 27 December 2012

From left, club member Amy, Ron Clover, club co-ordinator Gemma Rich, Karen Shefford, Keith Wheatcroft

and Steve Baines.

From left, club member Amy, Ron Clover, club co-ordinator Gemma Rich, Karen Shefford, Keith Wheatcroft and Steve Baines.

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GENEROUS carnival watchers have helped a successful club continue.

Buckets of coins and a few notes were collected along the route of Dunmow carnival in September and procession

committee members spent hours counting the cash.

But the effort was worth it when £1,000 was handed over to charity Accuro towards running its Wednesday club

in Dunmow for under 19s with disabilities.

Trustee chairman Karen Shefford said the charity’s grant had been cut and funds were running low.

“This donation is extremely helpful,” she said.

Committee chairman Keith Wheatcroft said it was good to help such a worthwhile cause that supported Dunmow

youngsters.

The committee is now seeking nominations from Dunmow organisations which would like to benefit from the

2013 carnival street collection. Applications should be sent to 30 Woodview Road, Dunmow CM6 1BU by January 30.

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