Chorleywood’s French twinning association may have to fold if it can’t find a new treasurer.
The association, which has been running for 25 years, is extremely popular, with many friendships forged between individuals, couples and families from Chorleywood and residents of its twin town Dardilly, just outside Lyons, the country’s gastronomic capital.
During previous visits to Dardilly, English visitors have enjoyed visits to museums, vineyards and Lyons’ celebrated old town.
The association holds several fund-raising events each year in Chorleywood including a quiz, wine-tasting and music evenings, petanque games and a gastronomic soirée, as well as regular French conversation classes.
It helps bring the successful French market to Chorleywood each May and has organised exchange visits between the choirs of Chorleywood and Dardilly, as well as setting up penfriend schemes between schools in both towns.
The association has found summer jobs here for students from Dardilly’s horticultural college; and volunteers from Dardilly have helped at Detonate, Chorleywood’s annual summer camp for children.
Twinning association chairwoman Caroline Bartlett said: “We really hope someone comes forward as it would be such a shame if an association that has brought so much pleasure has to fold for want of a treasurer.
“The role isn’t an onerous one, the sums involved are relatively small and the person who volunteers could get involved as little or as much as they like.”
Anyone interested in the twinning association or the role of treasurer should email Caroline Bartlett firstname.lastname@example.org.