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A financial set back in 1980

As with similar charities Longfields relied heavily on public support.  Fundraising activities and the backing of community groups played a significant part towards the success of the Association.  The support from these sources was demonstrated as the Chairman’s Report of 1980 revealed. Over the years, the Association had dealt with different setbacks but there was a bleak financial situation in 1979/80.  A ‘severe cash crisis’ meant that monthly expenditure exceeded the income for many months.  The transport of the Association which was a high cost, had been subject to heavy wear and maintenance costs.  Contract work from local factories had
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