Bury St Edmunds Rotary Club raises thousands of pounds for good causes

Bury St Edmunds Rotary Club donated cheques to Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS), East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) and CLIC Sargent ANL-151111-120117001

Bury St Edmunds Rotary Club donated cheques to Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS), East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) and CLIC Sargent ANL-151111-120117001

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Bury St Edmunds Rotary Club has donated cheques totalling more than £9,000 to three local causes.

The club has supported Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS), East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and CLIC Sargent to help them continue their vital work.

EACH cares for children and young people with life threatening conditions across East Anglia and supports their families.

SARS operates a network of specialist volunteer doctors and paramedics who help respond to patients who require urgent and enhanced medical care before they reach hospital. Meanwhile, CLIC Sargent provide clinical, practical, emotional and financial support to children and young people with cancer and their families.

Geoff Pollard, club community officer, said: “We are full of admiration for the work that these three charities do and it is our aim to support them and other worthy local causes whenever we can.”

Daisy Turner, fund-raising manager at CLIC Sargent, said: “Without the support of individuals, businesses and organisations such as the Rotary Club of Bury, we simply couldn’t continue our vital work with families coping with cancer.”

Clare Hall, SARS volunteer, added: ““We rely on voluntary grants and donations to support the work of our critical care volunteers. Several responders are based around the Bury area and we really appreciate the support of the local rotary club in helping us maintain our activity in Bury and the wider Suffolk area.”

In December, the Rotary Club will hold Christmas collections around the town and in supermarkets. Its annual Swimathon is on March 20 at Bury Leisure Centre.