Bury St Edmunds community continue fund-raising exploits for Hospice

Women on Wheels 2016 presentation to St Nicholas Hospice Care
Women on Wheels 2016 presentation to St Nicholas Hospice Care
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St Nicholas Hospice Care continues to benefit from the tireless fund-raising efforts of the community as Bury St Edmunds goes ‘Quackers’ in an effort to boost funds.

A sea of green ducks are set to stream down the River Lark on Sunday for the Green Duck’s Christmas Quackers race.

It is hoped crowds will flock to see the plastic ducks, usually found bobbing about in bathtubs, as they make their journey down the Abbey Gardens stretch of the river.

The owner of the first duck past the finish will win a special hamper while the second and third-placed ducks will win £50 and £25 vouchers.

Ducks can be bought at stnicholashospice.org.uk or on the day in the Abbey Gardens at the Christmas Fayre.

Thanks to Green Duck IT Support and Services, of Bury, for sponsorship.

It has also been announced that the hugely-popular Women on Wheels (WoW) will return for a fourth year in 2017.

This year’s WoW, which was backed by locality funding from Suffolk County Councillor Sarah Stamp and councillors, Ann Williamson and Patrick Chung, raised £6142.

Registrations for WoW, which will take place on Sunday, July 9, are open and participants can choose either an 10, 25, 50 or 75 mile route.

An 50 per cent early bird discount is available until January 2. The event will be sponsored by Revel Outdoors and is organised by Abbeycroft Leisure in partnership with Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Sport.

The fund-raising exploits of the West Suffolk community haven’t stopped there.

Ladies from Bury St Edmunds Golf Club handed over £4,750 after section captain Joan Garrett selected it as her chosen charity of the year.

A number of events, including the Captain’s Charity Day, helped raise money.

Youngsters from Beck Row Primary School have also done their bit, collecting masses of tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits at their Harvest Festival with items being donated to the Hospice and the Rainbow Ward at West Suffolk Hospital.

To find out more about the Hospice which, cares for and supports those across West Suffolk and Thetford in the final chapters of their lives, or to learn more about WoW visit: www.stnicholashospice.org.uk