March charity raises more than £100,000 for children across Cambridgeshire

The March Committee for Children’s Charities have held various fundraisers over the past 37 years

The March Committee for Children’s Charities have held various fundraisers over the past 37 years - Credit: Archant

A March charity has hit a milestone of more than £100,000 raised since it formed in 1981.

The March Committee for Children’s Charities have held various fundraisers over the past 37 years and donated money to causes throughout the county.

A Bridge tournament held last Friday, at Doddington Village Hall, had 72 players take part raising £1293.

It meant that the total money raised since the charity was formed had surpassed the £100,000 mark.

The group hold children’s disco’s and coffee mornings, with their annual Christmas gathering always seeing huge amounts collected for charities such as Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Young Peoples Mental Health.


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The charity has also given money to Meadowgate School, Eddies of March and took part in campaigns to help ill children live their dreams.

The next event will take place on November 28 at Doddington Village Hall.

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Eleven people run the committee, with original members Penny Lambert, Vicki Boughton, Hilary Dixon and Barbara Aveling still on board.

Valerie Topliss, chairwoman, said: “We will continue to do what we are doing so that we can help as many people for as long as we can.”

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