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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.


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