CJ’s puts charity in Wonderland

Handover of a cheque from Louise Marston of CJs Sandwich Bar at Lakenheath Garage to Jane Dow representing Marie Curie Cancer Cure. THey had held a Mad Hatters Tea Party to raise the money''Pictured: Louise Marston, Jane Dow (Marie Curie Community Fundraiser) and Jo Lomas
Handover of a cheque from Louise Marston of CJs Sandwich Bar at Lakenheath Garage to Jane Dow representing Marie Curie Cancer Cure. THey had held a Mad Hatters Tea Party to raise the money''Pictured: Louise Marston, Jane Dow (Marie Curie Community Fundraiser) and Jo Lomas
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A BUSINESS has gone down the rabbit hole to raise more than £2,000 for good causes.

CJ’s Sandwich Bar in Lakenheath, owned by Louise Marston and Glenn Webb, held an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party to raise £1,750 for Marie Curie Cancer Care and £250 for Lakenheath Carnival.

The event ran on August 8, the same day as Lakenheath Carnival, and Louise said residents made the most of both.

“It was fantastic - we had lots of people through the doors to make the most of the free tea and cakes and we’re delighted with how much we raised.

“People were handing over anything they could,” she said.

Louise picked Marie Curie Cancer Care as the recipient cause as her father, Kevin Murkin, was treated by cancer nurses when he died a decade ago.

She said: “My dad was able to receive treatment in those days because there was less demand for that kind of care, but now they are in short supply.

“More people are living with cancer now than ever so the care they receive is really important.”

Money was raised on the day through raffles, donations and local businesses chipped in with ‘large amounts’, according to Louise.