Clubs get a chance to shine

Clubs and Organisation day in Mildenhall''Pictured: Joan Scarff and Joan Neville from the Mildenhall Allotment Association
Clubs and Organisation day in Mildenhall''Pictured: Joan Scarff and Joan Neville from the Mildenhall Allotment Association
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CLUBS and organisations from the Mildenhall area filled the town centre over the weekend to show what they have to offer.

Mildenhall’s Market Place was filled with exhibits, stalls and demonstrations from 25 groups on Saturday for the annual Clubs and Organisations Day.

The day is an opportunity for the groups to entice new members and show what they offer the local area.

Clubs on show during the day ranged from the Mildenhall Sea Cadets to the cycling club and allotment association.

Cllr Tony Wheble, Mildenhall Parish Council chairman, said the day had been a big success and praised the groups for their contribution.

“We had 25 groups turn out and some of them managed to pick up new members on the day which is great.

“These clubs are very important to Mildenhall because they give people in the town things to do in their spare time – particularly young people,” he said.

Mildenhall Sea Cadets was one of the groups fortunate enough to attract interest from new members and Angela Shipp, chairman, said the event was a good opportunity for it to get some exposure.

“It helps us because we can recruit and we get a chance to talk to all the other groups and see how they do things,” she said.

The event was officially opened by Matthew Hancock, MP for West Suffolk.