Here’s the latest news from Jordan Hughes and Miranda McCoy, your community fundraisers for St Nicholas Hospice Care.
Jordan and Miranda wanted to let you know what has been happening and update you with forthcoming events. They’d also like to thank you for your generous support at their community events too.
Your time, money, goods and numerous skills makes a huge difference and without you they would not raise the vital funds needed to keep the Hospice running.
So, let’s take a look at what you, the community of West Suffolk and South Norfolk, have been getting involved with since May 2014, in this, St Nicholas Hospice Care’s 30th Anniversary year and the future events that they have planned!
May, was a very busy month for the community with eleven events taking place.
• The Memorial Cycle Ride to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Clubs Ermenonville air disaster, supported by Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club. An extraordinary effort by a hugely dedicated group of people that has raised more than £79,000 for the Hospice! Well done all!
• The Race Night at Newmarket Rowley Mile romped home bringing in more than £30,000.
• The inaugural Half Marathon and 10K Runs in Haverhill raised £13,000 paying for just over one day of Hospice Care.
• Fashion Fusion held in the Apex, Bury, set a new record with a stylish £6,000 and encouraging more businesses to get on board with the Hospice.
• There was yet another scrumptious Spring Lunch hosted by the ladies of RAHOF and The Bounty Hounds hosted the ‘Folk for the Hospice’ evening at the Apex raising £1,000.
The month of June proved busier than ever with more than fifteen events across the community.
Here's just a few...
• Euston Rural Pastimes had more than 7,000 visitors on a gloriously sunny day hoping to raise £40,000 for the Hospice and local churches.
• Coffee with Carol raised an amazing £2,120
• And with no handicap in sight the Haverhill Golf Club raised an incredible £12,048 from their charity day.
• Thetford Open Gardens blossomed with £6,890 being raised and boasted a rhinoceros in a meadow.
• The Hidden Garden’s of Bury saw more than 2,700 visitors and raised a blooming lovely £24,483.
July normally slows down due to people being away on holiday, however not this time, with nine events taking place in the community!
• The summer sun shone down hard to ensure that the fetes were well attended.
• There was also a tractor rally in Long Melford
• A garden party in Bures raised £400
• Two charity golf days totalled a whopping £5,700
• And Rockin’ at The Willows raised £1,900 at West Row.
• There’s a street collection in Newmarket
• A summer garden party in Clare
• A concert in Acton
• Classic Cars by the Lake
• And of course their biggest fundraiser of the year; Girls Night Out!
Please go to www.stnicholashospicecare.org.uk/events for all the information!
That’s that then! It’s been incredibly busy, but also brilliant, and that is down to you all, so, from everyone at St Nicholas Hospice Care; thank you!
Here are all the contact details for Jordan and Miranda…