The Community spirit is alive and well in Loddon and Chedgrave as a sponsored walk to Hardley Mill organised by a newly formed support group raised £700 for a Women's refuge, and the mills restoration project.
The sale of covid masks in a cafe also brought in a further £800 to help the support group ChetChat as well.
ChetChat, who organised the walk, have been a positive outcome borne out of the pandemic lockdown. They were originally conceived to support the isolated, lonely and housebound by offering help and friendliness. Their aim was to help people in need by doing simple things for them like their shopping, weeding their gardens or collecting their prescriptions. However, having become aware of both Leeway the Women's refuge being in need of financial support and local landmark Hardley Mill costing up to £8,000 a year to be maintained they decided to organise the walk to raise much needed funds for them as well.