A little change can make a big difference

Help us hit our target ... Free Press content editor Duncan Bradley, left, join community fundraiser at St Nicholas Hospice Care, to launch the collection boxes.
Help us hit our target ... Free Press content editor Duncan Bradley, left, join community fundraiser at St Nicholas Hospice Care, to launch the collection boxes.

WHAT do you do with all your loose change?

Instead of gathering dust on bedside tables or languishing in the bottom of handbags, all those coins that accumulate around the house could be doing something magical for St Nicholas Hospice Care patients.

The Free Press is appealing to readers to get behind our Community Nurse Appeal to raise £10,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care by filling a small collection box with coins.

Ian Norris, hospice community fundraiser, said: “It wouldn’t take too much effort to fill a box for the appeal, but that small effort will make a massive difference to the lives of those who depend on our community hospice team.

“Our community nurse specialists visit terminally ill people suffering life-shortening illnesses across the area, helping to make their lives more comfortable.

“We want to raise £10,000 to help fund their work – but we can’t do it without readers’ help.”

Phil Minett, Free Press editor, hopes readers who may not have made a donation or organised a fundraiser for the appeal, will take the initiative and fill a box.

“We’ve raised nearly £3,000 towards our £10,000 target – but there is still a long way to go,” he said.

“I urge readers to pick up a box, check old coats and handbags for loose change, check down the back of your sofa or even regularly clear out your pockets and purse of all those small, fiddly coins which weigh you down.

“If every reader donated just £1, we will have smashed our target.”

Collection boxes are available from the Free Press offices, in Borehamgate, Sudbury; Edinburgh Woollen Mill, in Old Market Place; and the Hospice shop, in Gainsborough Street.

Once your box is full, take it along to the Sudbury hospice shop between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Saturday.