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The arc hits halfway mark with 10 good deeds




The arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds has delivered five of the ‘good deeds’ it pledged to deliver as part of its 10th birthday celebrations.

St Nicholas Hospice Care was awarded a lifting device to enable it to help people up from the floor in a safe way.

Suffolk Like Minds received gift cards for Nandos, Byron Burger and Wagamama as well as treats from Hotel Chocolat.

Bury St Edmunds rickshaw received a good deed.
Bury St Edmunds rickshaw received a good deed.

Mildenhall bootcamp leader Angie Joiner-Handy was the third recipient of a good deed. Angie has helped many people to develop not only physically but mentally, by talking about grief and depression.

The arc shopping centre sent Angie and one of her clients for a pamper day and bought them a variety of new equipment for the bootcamp.

In July, four-year-old Evie Thompson misplaced her toy when out shopping.

When the arc heard that Evie had lost her toy, they searched high and low, but it could not be found so they decided to get Evie a new toy.

In August, the arc supported the Bury St Edmunds Rickshaw. The rickshaw offers free, chatty rides to people who need a bit of help getting out and about.

The arc has given volunteers an evening together at Carluccio’s.

Abbie Panks, arc centre manager, said: “We are thrilled that the five we have awarded so far have been so well received and had a positive impact on the awardees. There is still time to nominate an individual, group, club or charity for a good deed.”



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