No support from community

PUBLISHED: 11:29 25 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:35 31 May 2010

I WAS saddened to read the letter under the headline Sale support from P Solomon from Newport in the Reporter last week. I feel I must write in as I too held a charity event which was on August 2 and got virtually no support from the local community. I

I WAS saddened to read the letter under the headline 'Sale support' from P Solomon from Newport in the Reporter last week.

I feel I must write in as I too held a charity event which was on August 2 and got virtually no support from the local community.

I held a charity raffle outside my mother's home in Rowntree Way to raise money for a mission in Africa helping support people living with HIV/AIDS. Like P Solomon's worthy jumble sale (in aid of Great Ormond St Hospital) the event was well publicised.

I was outside near the gate between 10am and noon and the raffle had many good prizes including wine and chocolates. I must admit I was gutted when I packed up and all I had raised was the mere sum of £4 for the charity! Thankfully I had sold tickets to friends and family which meant the total raised was £54. However, like P Solomon I agree people just can't be bothered. It's very disheartening when people can't support events for valuable charitable organisations.

Joanna Daw, Saffron Walden


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