At last, Friday lunchtime, 28th April, saw Karl Jung, Chairman of the Two Bridges Care Group, the local voluntary organisation that assists elderly and infirm clients to get to medical and dental appointments, donate a £1000 cheque to “Avon Valley Community Matters”, and a further £500 to the Fordingbridge Friendship Group.

The photos depict Karl presenting the £1000 cheque to Diana Roumila and Laura Cowdery, the two Shop Managers of AWCM, and presenting another cheque to Olive Baker, Ron Mathitis and Ann Pye of the Fordingbridge Friendship Group, meeting in local Public House, the Ship

The Fordingbridge Friendship Group

The Fordingbridge Friendship Group meets every first and third Tuesday morning, in the Ship and is for bereaved and single people who enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

The AWCM is a charity shop in Fordingbridge High Street, a few doors along from the Ship, and is mainly a Charity Clothes Shop.

For further details, do contact Derek Ayling, Fordingbridge Rotary, on 01425 650770 or by email, on