Sudbury staff step to it

GIRLS NIGHT OUT: A team of Waitrose staff in Sudbury are looking forward to taking on a sponsored walk for St Nicholas Hospice Care.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT: A team of Waitrose staff in Sudbury are looking forward to taking on a sponsored walk for St Nicholas Hospice Care.
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ENERGETIC teams from two Sudbury shops are preparing to swap aprons for togas when they take part in St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Girls Night Out fundraiser.

Waitrose staff Sarah Jeans, Sally Brown, Grace Stanley, Rebecca Murphy, Mim Swain, Anna Kadick, Louise Keyes, Sally Booth, Jade Golton, Charlotte Henderson and Karen Pilgrim have all put themselves forward for the charity event.

They will be joined by mother and daughter Jackie and Katherine Wright, from Marimba coffee and chocolate shop.

This year those competing in either the 11.2 mile or six-mile route around Bury St Edmunds are being asked to don togas for the charity, which supports people with life-shortening illness.

Waitrose sales assistant Sally Booth said she had been inspired to pull on her trainers and complete the sponsored walk after her father was treated by the hospice’s community nurses during illness.

“I was amazed by the treatment my dad received from the nurses before he died,” she said. “It was absolutely fantastic.

“The team are all looking forward to the challenge and it will be great to do something all together.”

In the build up to the event on September 15, Marimba will have a collection tin in store as Jackie and Catherine bid to top the £800 they raised last year.