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Last August the Telegraph published an article listing "Britain's Friendliest Places to Live" and among the list of the Top 20 Places, Haddenham was listed at No. 9.

There are many beautiful places in which to live in this country, and few would doubt that parts of Haddenham are extremely attractive — but ultimately isn't it at least as important to live in a friendly place in which there is a strong community spirit, where people have time for each other and where there is a collective desire to help and support those less fortunate than ourselves?

Haddenham is such a place — and that's why it's such a wonderful community in which to live.

Here's the evidence:

Over the weekend, there were four fundraising events:

On Saturday afternoon, the famous Haddenham Wheelbarrow Race raised £1,000 for the Finley Newell Mobility and Equipment Fund. That same evening, a very well attended charity gig was performed by local Buckinghamshire band, 'Who's Got The Dog' — to raise funds for SMA Support UK, a charity focused on assisting the parents and carers of children like Finley Newell who are suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Also on Saturday, the Flaxton Family held an Open House event in support of the Stroke Association, and on Sunday the Dorrells opened their gardens in support of the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Fund

Here are some Thank You comments:

Francesca Flaxton writes:
Just wanted to let everyone know that the Flaxton family's Open House fundraising day on Saturday went really well, despite the wet weather and we raised an amazing £428 for the Stroke Association! Thank you to everyone who supported us. Husband Giles just needs to keep up the training now and complete the 100 mile ride on 2nd August!

And Freda Dorrell writes:
George and I would like to thank everyone who came to our open garden on Sunday , it was much appreciated. The money raised amounted to £265 and this will go to the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Fund. Many thanks also to my band of helpers, and to Jisan for coming and playing his harp so beautifully.

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