AN ISLE of Wight charity which was almost forced to close after 44 years has been saved after Island appeals.
The Isle of Wight Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus was facing closure after the charity's secretary stood down due to illness and they were struggling to find a replacement.
After the charity's plight was publicised in the County Press last month and the across the Island, a new treasurer as well as a new secretary have been found.
Former chairman Sylvia Griffiths said: "They heard about us thanks to the appeals and have come along to help us.
"Hopefully now we will be around for many years to come."
At the charity's annual meeting, Sylvia also decided to step down as chairman, and was replaced by Ian Armstrong.
Sylvia said: "I feel I have been in it long enough, he is a younger person and hopefully he'll bring the charity forward in the future."
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