Wheathampstead club appeals for new members to help community work

NEW members are needed to help a Wheathampstead-based club to continue its high level of fundraising and community activities.

The Three Valleys Club has raised about �30,000 to help many charities over the past 12 years.

President, Alan Hartshorne, said it recently helped decorate the upstairs room in the Wheathampstead Social Club, where members meet two Thursdays a month.

He added: “The club has always been active in Wheathampstead but is aware that it has not made residents aware of what it is able to offer them and the community.”

The Three Valleys Club comprises members aged between 30 and 50, including singles, couples and families, who provide voluntary help and donations to charities and enjoy a varied social life through club activities.

It has helped 24 local and national charities including Community Meeting Point in Harpenden and Open Door in St Albans. The club’s charities for 2011/12 are Hertfordshire Young Homeless Group and The Willow Foundation, which provides special family days for the terminally ill.

Activities include an annual murder mystery play at the Wheathampstead Memorial Hall to raise funds for charity. Around 70 people regularly participate in the humorous event and they warn the audience they are not professional actors and that a bit of script reading will occur.

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Alan said members helped decorate the room in Wheathampstead Social Club in recognition of the help this venue provided in offering Three Valleys a meeting room that did not cost the earth and helped keep subscription costs down.

For more information see www.threevalleys.org or phone 01923 229159.