Wisbech Save The Children volunteer Michael retires after almost 40 years of fundraising

PUBLISHED: 11:08 07 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:08 07 December 2017

Michael Killingback has retired from the Wisbech branch of Save The Children after almost 40 years of volunteering.

Michael Killingback has retired from the Wisbech branch of Save The Children after almost 40 years of volunteering.


A Wisbech volunteer has retired from the town’s branch of Save The Children after almost 40 years.

Michael Killingback, who has spent nearly four decades organising fundraising events including bazaars, stalls and collections, said goodbye to the group last week. His fellow committee members surprised him with flowers and a gift voucher on his departure.

Michael’s fundraising efforts saw him meet the Princess Royal at Jesus College in 1985 and he and his wife, Janet, raised £600 for the charity for their silver wedding anniversary.

He said: “I really enjoyed and appreciate the surprise and I will continue to help whenever I can.”

Save The Children is an international charity that helps protect children’s rights and supports children in developing countries. Its website says: “We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.”

Last year, the charity supported over 56 million children directly through its work.

For more information, visit www.savethechildren.net.

More news stories

Yesterday, 22:51

Allegations against Wisbech councillor Simon King of inflating mileages, claiming for going 85 miles to Rugby but not on official business, and once claiming return mileage of 10 miles for a meeting a mile from his home, have been revealed.

Yesterday, 21:02

Oxfam has cancelled an official opening of its new city centre store in Ely in the light of the continuing crisis over Haiti.

Yesterday, 15:55

Thomas Clarkson Academy’s head of humanities Cathy Abrahams is looking forward to developing students’ understanding of democracy after successfully applying to become a teacher ambassador for Parliament’s education service.

Fri, 15:43

New Fenland Council leader Chris Seaton has sacked two £8,500 a year cabinet members who backed him but handed the £8,000 a year scrutiny committee chairmanship to the man he defeated.

Most read stories


Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter