Leap of faith, pedal power and four wheeled donation for hospice

Abby Mayes, St Nicholas Hospice Care corporate fund-raiser, receives the keys for the A1 from the team at Bury St Edmunds Audi ANL-160726-120533001
Abby Mayes, St Nicholas Hospice Care corporate fund-raiser, receives the keys for the A1 from the team at Bury St Edmunds Audi ANL-160726-120533001

A daredevil leap of faith, pedal power and a four wheeled donation are among the latest support for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Melanie Hyde-Carr marked her 40th birthday with a skydive at Beccles Airfield and raised £980 for the charity.

Melanie Hyde-Carr raised �980 from a skydive ANL-160726-120856001

Melanie Hyde-Carr raised �980 from a skydive ANL-160726-120856001

She said: “If you ever get the chance to, just do it - it was amazing.”

Malcolm Quantrill, of Mundford, will cycle more than 150 miles in memory of his wife Yvonne in his Mundford to Manchester Memorial Ride. Yvonee died in March after a four year battle with cancer and the ride will relive a childhood journey from 1966 when he first travelled to visit relations in Manchester with his parents.

Mr Quantrill said: “I was only 12 at the time and ever since that visit I have always said I would like to cycle there.

“Now on the 50th anniversary of the visit, it seems like a good time to do it.”

Malcolm Quantrill and Colin Rands ANL-160726-120845001

Malcolm Quantrill and Colin Rands ANL-160726-120845001

He will be joined by friend Colin Rands in a bid to raise £2,500 for the hospice and their journey starts on Thursday, August 4. They hope to arrive at Malcolm’s cousin’s house, in Timperley, Manchester, on August 6.

To sponsor them, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mallycolin-ride

Bury St Edmunds Audi, in Skyliner Way, which is part of the Marriott Motor Group, has loaned the hospice a new Audi A1 to help its fund-raising team to get out and about in West Suffolk and Thetford.

Gerald Piper, aftersales manager at Audi, said: “We’re delighted to be able to support this very worthy cause.

St Nicholas Hospice Care's Family Support Service is on the lookout for new volunteers ANL-160726-120907001

St Nicholas Hospice Care's Family Support Service is on the lookout for new volunteers ANL-160726-120907001

“We look forward to seeing the A1 out and about being driven by the hospice fund-raising team as they try to reach as many people in our community as possible.”

Meanwhile, the hospice’s volunteers need people willing to help out their Family Support Service as both bereavement volunteers and family support advisors.

A six week volunteer training course will start on Wednesday, September 21. Contact Jennie Unitt on 01284 715572 or email jennie.unitt@stnh.org.uk