Fish club hands over charity cash

SUFFOLK Aquarists and Pondkeepers Association has finally called it a day and handed over money in its account to charity.The club dates back to the 1930s and life president Walter Card has given the £800 left in its account Macmillan Nurses and the RNLI.

SUFFOLK Aquarists and Pondkeepers Association has finally called it a day and handed over money in its account to charity.

The club dates back to the 1930s and life president Walter Card has given the £800 left in its account Macmillan Nurses and the RNLI.

Since 1992 when the club became non-active Mr Card has been searching for its members to tell them the club was closing and that the money was being distributed.

The unclaimed cash left over has now been donated to charity with the two charities receiving £400 each.

The club, which was first formed before the Second World War, was at one stage the second largest in the country, but interest waned and the club was disbanded in the 1950s.

In 1968 the association was reformed by two fish keepers and numerous exhibitions were held where members competed for the old silver cups kept from the club's first pre-war stint. But now as the club has officially closed memorabilia including the trophies, one donated by Lord Woodbridge, will be on display at Viking Aquatics in St Margaret's Street, Ipswich.

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