A fun way to say thank you

HAPPY FAMILY: Organisers Kelly Hill and Patrick Bloomfield with son Joseph.
HAPPY FAMILY: Organisers Kelly Hill and Patrick Bloomfield with son Joseph.

Fine weather, face painting and family activities combined to raise thousands of pounds during a fun day in Sudbury.

Kelly Hill, from Mallard Way in Great Cornard, organised the event at AFC Sudbury to thank the Sick Children’s Trust for the support she and partner Patrick Bloomfield received when their son was gravely ill in hospital.

On Saturday, the couple were rewarded for their endeavours with a healthy total of £3,100 to donate to the charity.

“The tombola did really well, the face-painting was a big hit and the children loved the bouncy castle,” said Kelly, 35.

“The weather was good and we had lots of help from people on the day.”

Stalls selling cakes and treats also did a roaring trade, while a penalty shoot-out competition tested children’s football skills.

Kelly’s son Joseph – now 10-months-old – weighed just 2lb 10oz when he was born and needed surgery after developing a rare bowel condition.

She said there was a chance the day may become an annual event.

“It is something we are considering, and I am 
sure we will do more fundraising for the charity,” she added.