Hand of friendship

PUBLISHED: 11:21 23 March 2007 | UPDATED: 22:39 28 May 2010

Awaiting visitors, are Ann Grainge and, left to right, Joanne Melton, Mike Royce, Ray Dordery, Gerry Palmer, Andrea Tomenson and Nicky Cox - Pic: Brian Purdy

Awaiting visitors, are Ann Grainge and, left to right, Joanne Melton, Mike Royce, Ray Dordery, Gerry Palmer, Andrea Tomenson and Nicky Cox - Pic: Brian Purdy

THE Chatteris King Edward Centre extended the hand of friendship on Saturday but only a handful of people took up the offer. The Centre Association hosted a Hand of Friendship Day inviting residents to say what activities they would like the centre to p

THE Chatteris King Edward Centre extended the hand of friendship on Saturday but only a handful of people took up the offer.

The Centre Association hosted a 'Hand of Friendship' Day inviting residents to say what activities they would like the centre to provide.

The event was aimed at newcomers including migrant workers. Organisers, waiting with leaflets printed in four languages, were left disappointed after only four visitors turned up.

But association chairman Ray Dordery says he will not give up and will continue to try to find out what will attract newcomers to the centre.

"I know it sometimes takes a long time for things to get off the ground," he said

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