Businesses support Bury St Edmunds hospice

A brand New SEAT Showroom on Lamdin Road in Bury St Edmunds was opened by Mayor Julia Wakelam





PICTURE: Mecha Morton
A brand New SEAT Showroom on Lamdin Road in Bury St Edmunds was opened by Mayor Julia Wakelam PICTURE: Mecha Morton
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Three business have stepped in to help a charity which looks after people with long-term or life-shortening illnesses.

Cecil & Larter have donated a brand new SEAT Ibiza to fund-raisers at St Nicholas Hospice Care to help them get around in their fund-raising efforts.

St Nicholas Hospice Care corporate fundraisers Abby Mayes and Rachel Card are given the keys by Audi staff.

St Nicholas Hospice Care corporate fundraisers Abby Mayes and Rachel Card are given the keys by Audi staff.

The business, which is celebrating its 90th birthday this year, presented the car at the opening of its new showroom in Lamdin Road on Saturday, attended by the Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Cllr Julia Wakelam.

Meanwhile, Bury St Edmunds Audi has loaned the fund-raisers a new Audi A1 and R & D Construction in Walsham-le-Willows has chosen St Nicholas Hospice care as its charity of the year.

“We have given the charity a new car every year for the last six years, as it is an invaluable tool for them to get around in,” said Cecil & Larter managing director Ray Cawston.

“St Nicholas Hospice Care is intrinsically part of the community and the fund-raisers are very passionate and love what they do.

Abby Mayes, St Nicholas Hospice Care Corporate fundraiser, receives a cheque from R&D Construction.

Abby Mayes, St Nicholas Hospice Care Corporate fundraiser, receives a cheque from R&D Construction.

“We are pleased to help in any way we can, by helping them with free transport.”

Bury St Edmunds Audi also supports the charity with sponsorship of fund-raising events such as Girls Night Out and taking part in the Jacobs Allen Accumulator Challenge, which sees Bury St Edmunds area businesses compete to raise funds over the summer months.

R & D Construction has so far raised £940 for the hospice.

“Every day we need to fund-raise £11,000 to ensure the hospice can continue providing the services it does, and support from our local businesses really makes a big difference,” said Abby Mayes, hospice corporate fundraiser.

“The cars make a big difference to us.

“They allow us to visit more local groups and individuals who fund-raise on our behalf and attend more brilliant events they run for us.

“R & D Construction’s fund-raising has really got off to a flying start and we are so pleased they have chosen us to be their charity of the year.”