Last night saw Worsley Golf Club invaded by campaigners, residents and the wider community for the Say No campaign fundraising evening.
With the lulls in activity associated with such a long stretched campaign (2.5 years to date), it can be difficult to predict the outcome or attendance of ongoing events. When I arrived at the Golf Club at 7pm, there were two cars in the car park and around 5 people in the provided room itself. As time rolled on, more and more people arrived. First the tables around the dancefloor filled, then the tables towards the back of the room until eventually we needed to request more chairs to be brought out. In turn, they filled too.. leaving only standing room around the bar. It looked a little like this:
The outcome and attendance was nothing less than phenomenal. A ridiculously big THANK YOU to Jan, Kirsteen, Paula and everyone else who contributed to the event. While the task of raising funds in by no means over.. last night brought us within reach of the funding required to progress with the inquiry.
The evening has reminded me exactly how much everyone cares about this issue. It’s time for us to collectively double our efforts, go that extra mile and put this application where it belongs.. in the trash!!