£1,000 boost for Sarah charity fund

Music day and fundraiser at the White Horse in Risby in aid of the Sarah Applin fund''Pictured l-r: Nick and Tina Smith (Landlord/lady) Matthew Delaney, Jodie Bennett, Dan Sargeant and Claire Anderton - enjoying the music and sun
Music day and fundraiser at the White Horse in Risby in aid of the Sarah Applin fund''Pictured l-r: Nick and Tina Smith (Landlord/lady) Matthew Delaney, Jodie Bennett, Dan Sargeant and Claire Anderton - enjoying the music and sun
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A FUND-RAISING music day has made £1,000 for a fund set up in memory of a mother who died from swine flu.

The event was held at the White Horse, in Risby, on Saturday and featured live music from a number of bands and DJs.

More than 300 people packed the pub to party in the sunshine, enjoy live music and family activities such as a raffle and face painting.

Organiser Daniel Sargeant said: “We do a charity event every year and this year we decided to do it for her.”

Sarah Applin, 32, from Thurston, died from swine flu in January shortly after giving birth to her son.

Her husband, Richard, has since launched the Sarah Applin fund to raise money for West Suffolk Hospital, where she was treated.

The music day and fund-raiser event in Risby raised £1,000.

“It was a beautiful day and we couldn’t have asked for anything better,” said Daniel.

“I would like to say a special thanks to AJN Steel Stock, my mum, Kerrie Render, Michael Stone and to all the acts.”

Daniel now hopes to plan further charity events.

To donate to the Sarah Applin fund go to www.justgiving.com/richard-applin