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Unicef optimistic for future, despite closure
7:10am Friday 25th January 2013 in News
MEMBERS of the Chelmsford branch of Unicef, which is to dissolve, are hopeful a new group will be formed soon.
Chelmsford and Mid Essex Unicef will officially close after its annual meeting, due to a drop in the number of volunteers.
Despite this, it is hoped a new group, supporting children and mothers in developing countries, will be formed.
Branch chairman Patrick Bermingham said the hunt for members to form a new group will start immediately.
He added: “If I can get four or five to form an executive committee, then we will be able to plan some fundraising for Unicef campaigns.
“Collections in Chelmsford city centre and large stores will give the initial training.
“We will later expand into bigger fundraising activities depending on the skills of the new members.
“We will need, ideally, some active members in their mid-fifties or early sixties, who eventually will be able to organise fundraising events other than static collections with tins.”