Mystery donor’s £1,000 gift lets Croxton group have year of fun

Croxton Stay Active group celebrate their 2nd birthday.Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Croxton Stay Active group celebrate their 2nd birthday.Picture by: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

A group that keeps the elderly active has thanked the mystery donor who handed over £1,000 after it helped fund a year of activities.

Joy Prince, of Church Avenue, Croxton, had a surprise last year when she found a bundle of £10 and £20 notes wrapped up in tissue on her doormat.

An enigmatic note with the money left no clues as to the identity of the donor, but said that they had known Mrs Prince since 1967, and that they were keen to help out the Stay Active Croxton group.

The group of around 20 over-65s meets every Friday morning to play bowls and curling, giving villagers a chance for a hot drink and a chat too.

But Mrs Prince said the money had allowed the group to be more ambitious with its activities.

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'We've been able to take trips to all sorts of places and we've grown so much because of it.

'I would like the person who sent it to know that we are using it and it's giving us marvellous opportunities,' she said.

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Trips for the group include a day out in Great Yarmouth with a fish and chip lunch, a visit to Mildenhall Museum, and last year's Christmas lunch for 21 members.

Members celebrated their second anniversary yesterday with cake.

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