Trimley: Steam day a success despite sabotage attempt

ORGANISERS of a charity fundraising day featuring a steam traction engine and a music concert were thrilled by its success – despite the attempts of some to sabotage the event.

Geraldine Patey, principal of the Linden School of Music and organiser of the day, called Carry on Singing 2, thanked everyone who had supported the event at Trimley Sports and Social Club in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

“We have collected over �800 and there is still some more money to come in, despite some people being told that the event had been cancelled and that there was not a steam engine,” she said.

“I really can’t understand how people can be so heartless as to give out false information – they must know someone who suffers with cancer or who has died from it. How will they feel if they get it?”

The day followed the success of a similar event last year and featured steam traction engines, displays by the Colneis Rangers and Orwell District Scouts, stalls and refreshments in the afternoon and then in the evening a concert by Geraldine and Friends and students from the Linden School of Music.

“I would like to thank everyone who turned out for the day and those who provided the teas, cake and stalls,” said Mrs Patey.

There had been a good turnout for both parts of the day with people of all ages enjoying the fun.

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