Bury St Edmunds Rotary Club raises £6,820 to ‘pay for a day’ at children’s hospice

The Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds has raised funds to pay for a day at East Anglia's Children's Hospices ANL-140618-132005001
The Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds has raised funds to pay for a day at East Anglia's Children's Hospices ANL-140618-132005001
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The Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds took the charity plunge with a Swimarathon to raise £6,820 to ‘pay for a day’ at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

They organised the event at Abbeycroft Leisure Centre in aid of Each after hearing about the charity’s work.

Fund-raiser Abbi Lang said: “It costs around £5,300 a day to fund each of our hospices and we are so thankful to the Rotary Club.”

The club celebrates the 75th anniversary of its Charter this year and fund-raising events planned are a charity golf day, the swimarathon and a Christmas collection.

Last year, the club raised more than £13,000 for deserving causes.

The club will hold an open meeting on July 1 at 5pm at the Farmers Club, in Northgate St, to find out more about the work.