Haverhill Echo 25 years ago
Echo, March 21, 1991
EXTRA HELP FOR CHAIR-BOUND DANNY
Two friends of a Haverhill teen left paralysed from the chest down after a moped accident signed up to a sponsored parachute jump to help raise money to buy him a special lightweight wheelchair.
Jason Letton and Lee Martin, both 17, aimed to raise the £1,500 needed to provide their friend Danny McIntosh, also 17, with the new wheelchair.
Jason’s mum, Winifred and his sister, Dawn Wagner, were also helping by organising a disco and raffle to further boost their fund-raising efforts.
GOLFERS PIN HOPES ON CASH LIFELINE
Haverhill golfers were being asked to give a cash lifeline to their club to safeguard a land deal vital to the proposed development of an extra nine holes.
If members failed to buy a minimum 100 £1 shares the money would have to come from a private source - which could result in a bug jump in membership fees.
The club needed £200,000 to buy the land required to turn the course from nine to 18 holes.