Fund-raisers push out the bed for Sarah

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FUND-RAISING in memory of Sarah Applin has been continuing with friends and family getting together in a bid to purchase a bed for West Suffolk Hospital’s intensive care unit, which cared for Sarah who died in January after contracting swine flu.

Last weekend, friends and family pushed a bed through Bury St Edmunds and hope to have raised £500 for the Sarah Applin Trust.

This was organised by Simon Wheeler, a friend of Sarah’s husband Richard, who took part in the bed push with daughter Charlotte.

Sarah, 32, from Thurston died after her son William was delivered by Caesarian section two weeks earlier. She had contracted pneumonia and her family want to buy a specialist bed for the unit costing £25,000.

The bed push followed a fun weekend staged at The Victoria pub, in Thurston, which featured bands, a car wash and fun events.

Landlady Jo Neeve said they had raised more than £1,000 for the fund and thanked people for their support.