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Wanted: new recruits for twinning association

The Fenland Twinning Association is looking for more local residents to help strengthen its ties with people in other countries. It is particularly keen to involve more young people.

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Anyone interested in finding out more is invited to its annual general meeting on Wednesday, January 25.

It is being held at Fenland Hall in County Road, March, starting with a tea party at 5.30pm.

Bob Gosling, the association's chairman,said: "We have a number of twinning arrangements in place, mainly with Stadt Nettetal in Germany and The Sunshine Coast in Australia.

"While our most active link is with Stadt Nettetal, with whom we exchange visits every other year, the Australian link is well established but, because of the distance involved, has to operate more on an individual contact basis.

"However, this coming September we are expecting a civic visit from the Sunshine Coast Mayor and councillors and individual supporters to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this link.

"We are always looking for more people to become involved with our activities.  Primarily this means being willing to host families or individuals when they visit Fenland and joining in with the events that take place then and in the reciprocal visits. 

"It would be great if we could encourage more young people to take part. Many close and lasting friendships have been established as a result of these visits.

"If you are interested in getting involved, do come along to our AGM on January 25."

For more information, contact Mike Cornwell, the association's secretary, on 07732 558290.

Article added January 16, 2017