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Charlbury Community Centre Local praise from a surprise VIP

What do community cohesion, five aside football, a hightech library, lots of hard work and a fish 'n' chip van have in common? Answer: they all received praise from the Prime Minister when he made a surprise appearance at a buffet luncheon on Friday 10th October organised by Margie and Dine Glasgow.

The Rt Hon David Cameron took a couple of hours out of his busy international schedule for a milestone constituency matter - namely the fact that our proposed Charlbury Community Centre can now go ahead since funds have reached in excess of £1million.

In his speech, Mr Cameron paid tribute to the fundraising achievements of local organisations and individuals who have worked tirelessly to raise the necessary funds: "This is a clear demonstration of 'the big society' in local action - everyone working together to make things happen. And, as your MP, I'm delighted that you can now build this long-awaited centre for the benefit of everyone in the area."

The Prime Minister went on to note that additional funds will be required to fit the centre out and hoped that there will be cheque books at the ready to support CCCA's future fundraising events. He highlighted the fact that local people will be able to participate in indoor sports whereas previously they have had to travel further afield or not be involved at all. The sports facilities would be most welcome for children and teenagers as well as adults - cricket nets, five aside football, badminton, short tennis, yoga etc.

Mr Cameron concluded on a high note: "The inclusion of a state-of-the-art library in the scheme will be a vital 21st century resource for all Charlbury residents and I understand that the new Community Centre will complement all existing Charlbury amenities rather than replace them. But what about the Spendlove fish 'n' chip van that provides us with the occasional family supper which I collect on the way home from Witney?". Thankfully we were able to assure the Prime Minister that we hope to accommodate all the fast food vendors.

For further information please contact : Marjorie Glasgow, Chair, Thomas Gifford Trust

Jim Holah · Wed 15 Oct 2014, 12:00 · Link

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