Bernard Hall, Cuddington
By Haddenham Webteam - 12th November 2013 5:50pm
Haddenham Witchert Warblers have sadly decided to disband, after 12 years of singing for local events and raising funds for charity.
Haddenham Witchert WI performed a centenary show in the village in the year 2000 and, as this proved to be such a great success, the Warblers came into being as a ladies' singing group.
Since then the ladies have entertained at all sorts of events around the area including Christmas functions, wedding anniversaries, group meetings, golf clubs celebrations and more.
Unfortunately, due to the sad loss of four members and some health problems among others, the Warblers have now decided to cancel their existing bookings and draw their happy chapter to a close. The Warblers' oldest member is now well in her 80s and, sadly, the group has not been able to attract any younger ladies to the fold.
However, according to organiser Linda Axford, "the ladies have had a great time together and we have some wonderful memories — so we chose to go out with a bang! On Monday 11th November some of our former members and our present singers had a big celebratory lunch and handed over our final cheque to the air ambulance for over £1,000. We're proud of the fact that, over the years, we have raised more than £5,000 and we've had a lovely time along the way."
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