Array of fund-raising activities in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care

Seventeen teams signed up for the Baker Tilly Rounders Tournament, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care. ANL-150724-123631001
Seventeen teams signed up for the Baker Tilly Rounders Tournament, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care. ANL-150724-123631001
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Fund-raisers have been taking on an array of challenges and activities to raise thousands of pounds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Angie Durham was joined by her late husband Mark’s brother-in-law Nigel Dulieu and friend Paul Thomas for a 100-mile cycle ride in one day from Angel Hill, in Bury, to Cromer, in Norfolk.

Chris Gathercole, of Stowmarket, hands over ?881 to Jenny Basket, St Nicholas Hospice Care Events and Challenges Fundraiser ANL-150724-124553001

Chris Gathercole, of Stowmarket, hands over ?881 to Jenny Basket, St Nicholas Hospice Care Events and Challenges Fundraiser ANL-150724-124553001

It raised £2,210.50 for the hospice, which cared for Mark, 45, who died last June after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Personal trainer Nick Smith faced his first Ironman UK competition in Bolton in aid of the hospice’s Jacobs Allen Accumulator Challenge in which fund-raisers have to turn £50 into as much money as possible.

The 32-year-old, who runs bootcamps on the Moreton Hall estate and in Ixworth through Nick Smith Fitness, has so far brought in £390 from the challenge, which he completed despite struggling with a foot injury. Visit www.justgiving.com/donate-to-win

Chartered accountants Baker Tilly is also taking part in the accumulator challenge and held its fifth annual rounders tournament which included 17 teams of different businesses and raised £2,311.

Nick Smith, who completed his first Ironman challenge, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care ANL-150724-125522001

Nick Smith, who completed his first Ironman challenge, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care ANL-150724-125522001

The team at Sew Creative, in Hatter Street, Bury created a double bedspread which they raffled off and raised about £300. Shop assistant Julie Warnes was inspired to support the charity as her husband’s firm Mark Warnes Carpentry joined the accumulator challenge.

Chris Gathercole, 46, of Stowmarket fulfilled a long-held ambition after braving a skydive. His wife gave him the money for the challenge as a Christmas present and he wanted to raise funds for the hospice, which cared for his father in his final days.

The skydive brought in £881 in sponsorship and donations.

Carolyn Reilly, Jean Baxter, Julie Warnes, Pat Cooper and Pat Leger with the hand-made quilt, which is being raffled in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care ANL-150724-130507001

Carolyn Reilly, Jean Baxter, Julie Warnes, Pat Cooper and Pat Leger with the hand-made quilt, which is being raffled in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care ANL-150724-130507001

Fundraisers Nigel Dulieu, Angie Durham and Paul Thomas hand over ?2,210.50 to St Nicholas Hospice Care Events and Challenges Fundraiser Jenny Baskett ANL-150724-132151001

Fundraisers Nigel Dulieu, Angie Durham and Paul Thomas hand over ?2,210.50 to St Nicholas Hospice Care Events and Challenges Fundraiser Jenny Baskett ANL-150724-132151001