The principal aim of the Twinning Association, which is made up of people from many walks of life, is to further the good relationship between the towns of Huntingdon and Godmanchester, Salon-de-Provence, Wertheim am Main Szentendre and Gubbio.

Secondly, although the Twinning Association is not a civic organisation, it is recognised by our two Town Councils, and can provide assistance and advice, based on personal experience, in dealing with our Twin Towns.

We try to meet our aims by breaking down barriers to language and understanding and encouraging understanding of other traditions and ways of life.   We do this by encouraging the formation of friendships between the different nationalities, both by individuals and groups.

In particular, we believe that if we encourage such friendships between young people, these barriers will be broken down more easily or may not even arise.

We do our utmost to assist in any Twinning exchange project which involves young people. In school exchanges we assist by providing bursaries in a number of cases, including visits by Youth Groups.   As a prime example, we organise and sponsor with financial support from our two Town Councils and local charities, the Youth Sports/Culture Festival held annually in one of the Twin Towns.

All this requires more finance. Therefore we aim to raise cash by annual fund-raising projects, and donations from organisations willing to help.