We’ve counted up all the cash and the total for our Beat It appeal was £66,435.
Thanks to your generosity Beat It beat its £55,000 minimum target by Christmas, but the cash kept coming in right up to our February 28 deadline. Now, West Suffolk Hospital is not only buying the latest technology prostate scanner probe it aimed for but can afford extras it would have had to have funded itself.
Dave Gooderham, fundraising manager at the hospital, said: “To reach the £55,000 target just before Christmas was amazing. But to now see the total figure stand at £66,435 is a true testimony to the generosity and spirit of our West Suffolk community.
“And to hear that more men have got themselves checked as a direct result of the Bury Free Press campaign is worth more than any penny raised.
“I would like to thank every single person who has donated and supported the Beat It appeal.”
Support has ranged from the many teams who competed in last summer’s It’s a Bury Knockout to family donations in memory of their loved ones.