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Growing Downham Market group present new computer to teenager

A charitable organisation in Downham has won a national award for its growing number of members.

Downham Market and District Round Table, which also presented a new computer to a youngster last week to help with his schoolwork, has gone from having just four members last year to 16.

Members of Downham Market Roundtable present a iMac to Jamie Pammenter. (1937197)
Members of Downham Market Roundtable present a iMac to Jamie Pammenter. (1937197)

Chairman Ryan Rix, who joined in September last year, said the club has received awards for the fast-growing Round Table regionally and nationally.

Mr Rix said the group went on to organise their most successful fireworks display night in Denver last year.

"We raised more than £7,000 for charity, and the best before that had been £5,500," he said.

The group raises funds for a number of causes, which has recently included a £500 donation to Downham Fire Station for their kit, and an iMac which was presented to youngster Jamie Pammenter, who has muscular dystrophy, to help with his schoolwork.

Mr Rix said: "His computer wasn't working very well, so we decided to buy him a new one to help him have an easier time."

He said the new computer and its software was bought from PC World in Lynn, who discounted the price as a goodwill gesture.

"We as Round Table thought this was exactly the reason we all joined, and why we do what we do."

The group meet every second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Castle Hotel. If you are interested in joining, contact them on Facebook @DownhamRoundTable.

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