Sponsored poem-a-thon in Letchworth raises almost £3,000 for Citizens Advice North Herts

Rionach Aiken at the poemathon.

Rionach Aiken at the poemathon. - Credit: Archant

Fundraising poetry fans came together in Letchworth on Saturday to raise almost £3,000 for Citizens Advice North Herts.

The poem-a-thon at Mrs Howard Memorial Hall saw speakers either performing a favourite poem or their own work.

And many of those who took part had not read poetry since their school days.

Stanley Bonin, a trustee of Citizens Advice North Herts, read a poem of his own creation called ‘Five thousand four hundred and one’, which refers to the number of clients helped by Citizens Advice in the last year.

The charity’s chief executive Rionach Aiken – who is also a poet, and took part in the event – said: “Every penny will be put to good use and we’re thrilled the event has gone so well.”

If you’d like to help the team reach their target see justgiving.com/teams/sponsorapoem, or just drop into their one of their offices in Hitchin or Letchworth.