Sports day and warehouse sale hope to build on fund-raising success for hospice

Holding the banner are hospice corporate fund-raiser Rachel Chad and Treatts Claudia Brackenborough, who were joined by second place Atkins Thomson Solicitors to celebrate the charity takeover event
Holding the banner are hospice corporate fund-raiser Rachel Chad and Treatts Claudia Brackenborough, who were joined by second place Atkins Thomson Solicitors to celebrate the charity takeover event
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A charity shop takeover and showcasing a town’s green havens generated thousands of pounds for St Nicholas Hospice Care - with two upcoming events hoping to build on their success.

Bury St Edmunds flavourings and ingredients company Treatt took the reins at the charity’s Barton Road shop as they competed in the hospice’s Charity Shop Takeover event.

Lucy Cronin and fellow 365Motivate team member Leanne Bailey

Lucy Cronin and fellow 365Motivate team member Leanne Bailey

Treatt, in Northern Way, emerged triumphant after bringing in £7,123.73 from the event in which visitors enjoyed coffee, cake and chocolate while having their cars washed.

Thetford Open Gardens continues to blossom as green fingered residents made £11,206.39 when they offered a glimpse at 38 emerald sanctuaries of all shapes and sizes.

Hoping to follow in their fund-raising footsteps, personal trainer Lucy Cronin and her 365Motivate Team will hold a sports day and barbecue event on Sunday (August 21) as part of the Jacobs Allen Accumulator Challenge. The challenge sees businesses compete to raise as much as they can for the hospice. The sports day will run from noon to 4pm at House Farm, Timworth Green, Timworth with a boot camp and fun races.

Meanwhile, the hospice’s Chapel Pond Hill Donation Centre, in Bury, will hold a warehouse sale event on September 2 and 3.

Hospices head of retail Karen Sainty (left) with staff member Lynda Hempstead

Hospices head of retail Karen Sainty (left) with staff member Lynda Hempstead

Organisers of Thetford Open Gardens (left to right) Brian Farrell, Jennifer Farrell, Sue Norman and Rachel Woods alongside community fund-raiser Miranda McCoy

Organisers of Thetford Open Gardens (left to right) Brian Farrell, Jennifer Farrell, Sue Norman and Rachel Woods alongside community fund-raiser Miranda McCoy