SCORES of fund-raisers braved the bad weather to raise about £8,000 at a charity event in memory of mother-of-three Sarah Applin, who died tragically after catching swine flu.
More than 200 people flocked to Sarah’s Day at the White Horse, in Beyton, on Saturday - held as a tribute to Mrs Applin, who passed away in January aged 32 just weeks after her son was delivered by caesarean section.
The event, which featured a range of live music plus face painting, a bouncy castle and disco, was part of an ongoing campaign to buy a motion bed in West Suffolk Hospital’s intensive care unit where she was treated.
Her father Barry Waterman, who organised the event and is landlord of the pub, said: “She would have loved it. I was looking up at the sky when the last act was on and she would have been up there enjoying it.”
They need to raise £25,000 and had already managed to collect £7,500 following various events and donations.
Mr Waterman added: “We’re thrilled with Saturday because that’s doubled our money. Other events are being lined up and I would love to get it all for the December/January period.” Visit www.sarahsday.co.uk