Organ donations from Hitchin shoppers produce a hefty bonus for Foodbank

Hitchin Lions bring their fairground organ to the Market Place

Hitchin Lions bring their fairground organ to the Market Place - Credit: Archant

The merry sound of the fairground organ in Hitchin’s Market Place is an annual herald of the festive season as members of Hitchin Lions Club rattle their buckets for a good cause – it’s been making sweet music for 30 years

he giant Gavioli machine was in place on Saturday, hauled in from its home in Stotfold where it is one of the prized pieces in the Saunders steam collection, and once again did the business – shoppers donated nearly £700 on the day to support Hitchin Foodbank.

Club president Colin Davies said “We are grateful to the Saunders family for lending us the organ every year.

“It’s well over 100 years old, a great attraction enjoyed by young and old and enables us to raise money for local causes.”


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter