Three great sums are handed over to charity

Thomas Ridley Foods are handing over �5,000 to train up a puppy to help with deaf people. ''FL; Liz Grimwood, Ivan Snelling, Debra Maloney with Brett the Cavalier King Charles hearing dog, Justin Godfrey, Rachel Summers Jill Yates.
Thomas Ridley Foods are handing over �5,000 to train up a puppy to help with deaf people. ''FL; Liz Grimwood, Ivan Snelling, Debra Maloney with Brett the Cavalier King Charles hearing dog, Justin Godfrey, Rachel Summers Jill Yates.
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THOUSANDS of pounds have have been handed over to charities thanks to the hard work and efforts of individuals and organisations.

Cllr Derek Osborne has raised £4,400 during his year as chairman of Mid Suffolk District Council.

Hand over of cheque for �5,505 from the Fashion Fusion event ' Tony Doherty, Abi Mayes ,Julie Warren,  Kevin Clements

Hand over of cheque for �5,505 from the Fashion Fusion event ' Tony Doherty, Abi Mayes ,Julie Warren, Kevin Clements

He shared this between Motor Neurone Disease Research and St Nicholas Hospice Care.

He said: “My year was great fun and I enjoyed every moment and raised a fantastic sum of money.”

Some 20 retailers in Bury St Edmunds showcased their new collections at the Fashion Fusion event staged at The Apex.

Students from West Sufolk College provided hair styles and makeup for the catwalk models and the evening raised £5,505.04 for the hospice. This year’s event was also followed by an after-show party.

Chairman of Mid Suffolk District Council will present a cheque for �2,200 to St Nicholas Hospice Care. It's half of the total from monies raised over the year - the other half will go to the Motor neurone disease organisation.''Pictured: Sue Long (St Nicholas Hospice Care), Chairman of Mid Suffolk District Council) and Sue Watson (St Nicholas Hospice Care)

Chairman of Mid Suffolk District Council will present a cheque for �2,200 to St Nicholas Hospice Care. It's half of the total from monies raised over the year - the other half will go to the Motor neurone disease organisation.''Pictured: Sue Long (St Nicholas Hospice Care), Chairman of Mid Suffolk District Council) and Sue Watson (St Nicholas Hospice Care)

Thomas Ridley, at Rougham, donated £5,000 to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, which will help to train up a puppy.

This is the company’s chosen charity and each year Ridley’s donates money in lieu of sending Christmas cards.

Justin Ridley, managing director, said: “ We’re a family of dog lovers. My grandmother was deaf and the family pet became a sort of hearing dog. My mother found this charity and we’ve been supporting it for the last four or five years.”