Jazz and canapés event raises £17,000 for the Papworth Trust
The Centenary Circle, a group which exists solely to help generate money for the Papworth Trust, recently held a social event at Rippington Manor, near Sandy.
On Wednesday (May 1), the Circle – which was formed in 2017, the year the trust celebrated its 100th anniversary – met for food and music.
Chairman Elspeth Thomas said: “We try to have an annual event that brings together the people who donate us money and the chief executive.”
She added: “It was in a lovely old house with a lovely ancient garden. We had some jazz music and generally had a good time.”
Some £17,000 was raised on the night, bringing the group’s fundraising total to £75,000.
Started in 1917 as a tuberculosis settlement, the trust works with disabled people and, for the last 50 years, has offered services to the elderly and the disabled.