Snettisham group prepares for Christmas

Car boot sale IAO new Snettisham Pensioners' Annual Meal (SPAM) group, Snettisham recreation ground, organisers and helpers LtoR, Dee Burak (organiser), Stan Burak, Rita Fry, Arthur Clarkson, Rod Forster, Peter Bradshaw, Jan Sexton ANL-160822-081014009

Car boot sale IAO new Snettisham Pensioners' Annual Meal (SPAM) group, Snettisham recreation ground, organisers and helpers LtoR, Dee Burak (organiser), Stan Burak, Rita Fry, Arthur Clarkson, Rod Forster, Peter Bradshaw, Jan Sexton ANL-160822-081014009

A car boot held at Snettisham on Saturday will help raise funds for a belated Christmas Day celebration “with all the trimmings” for the village’s elderly people.

The fundraiser, close to Snettisham Memorial Hall, raised almost £500 with Dee Burak, one of the organisers, saying: “It was a good amount considering the weather.”

The festive event is organised by the Snettisham Pensioners’ Annual Meal (SPAM) group, whose next fundraising venture will be a coffee morning and bring-and-buy as their next on September 13.

For the last 39 years, a special subsidised dinner and evening entertainment has been arranged to give elderly people the chance to celebrate Christmas together.

The village bash is always held in March to coincide with the better weather. This year’s meal will be held on March 25 next year.

Pictured above, from left, are organiser Dee Burak, Stan Burak, Rita Fry, Arthur Clarkson, Rod Forster, Peter Bradshaw and Jan Sexton. mlnf16pm08213