Sports day and warehouse sale hope to build on fund-raising success for hospice
A charity shop takeover and showcasing a town’s green havens generated thousands of pounds for St Nicholas Hospice Care - with two upcoming events hoping to build on their success.
Bury St Edmunds flavourings and ingredients company Treatt took the reins at the charity’s Barton Road shop as they competed in the hospice’s Charity Shop Takeover event.
Treatt, in Northern Way, emerged triumphant after bringing in £7,123.73 from the event in which visitors enjoyed coffee, cake and chocolate while having their cars washed.
Thetford Open Gardens continues to blossom as green fingered residents made £11,206.39 when they offered a glimpse at 38 emerald sanctuaries of all shapes and sizes.
Hoping to follow in their fund-raising footsteps, personal trainer Lucy Cronin and her 365Motivate Team will hold a sports day and barbecue event on Sunday (August 21) as part of the Jacobs Allen Accumulator Challenge. The challenge sees businesses compete to raise as much as they can for the hospice. The sports day will run from noon to 4pm at House Farm, Timworth Green, Timworth with a boot camp and fun races.
Meanwhile, the hospice’s Chapel Pond Hill Donation Centre, in Bury, will hold a warehouse sale event on September 2 and 3.