Vital charities get sweet result from British Sugar fund-raisers

British Sugar staff Mike Blowers, Nigel Wolstenholme, Adrian Whitiker and Stuart Hartland present cheques to Diane Robinson, of Livability Icanho, and Jane and Peter Sillett, of Guide Dogs for the Blind
British Sugar staff Mike Blowers, Nigel Wolstenholme, Adrian Whitiker and Stuart Hartland present cheques to Diane Robinson, of Livability Icanho, and Jane and Peter Sillett, of Guide Dogs for the Blind

Eighteen months worth of fund-raising has seen two vital charities benefit to the sum of more than £13,000.

Mike Blowers, factory manager at British Sugar, and colleagues presented cheques to the Bury St Edmunds branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Stowmarket-based brain injury rehabilitation charity Livability Icanho on Tuesday.

The money - £10,076 and £4,360 respectively - was raised by staff at British Sugar, in Hollow Road, Bury, through fund-raisers which included Christmas draws and a family fun day.

Candy, the guide dog who will be trained using the donation, also attended for the cheque presentation.