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Charity crosses the Atlantic
4:00pm Sunday 15th July 2012 in Where I Live
AN AWARD winning water life expert has shut down the UK branch of his charity.
Aquaculture Without Frontiers was founded by Michael New.
Mr New, of Institute Road, said AWF UK is being consolidated with its American group.
The fish farming expert, in his seventies, said AWF UK raised a total of £56,000 through donations since 2003.
The UK branch aided projects across the globe including India, Bangladesh, and Kenya.
He said: "Throughout its life it uniquely operated without any employees or management costs; its trustees were its volunteer staff and took personal responsibility for incidental costs.
"This enabled every penny of the funds raised to be used to support field projects."
The final balance in its accounts was transferred to the overall charity - AWF - and will be used for similar work.
Mr New is an OBE winner and was given the Exemplary Gold Medal by the World Aquaculture Society two years ago Mr New thanked all those who supported the charity including Little Marlow Residents Association Chairman William Northcroft, a former trustee.