Charity efforts in memory of Arran

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Fundraising efforts for the Smile of Arran Trust, set up after the death of Arran Tosh, 13, in June 2014, are continuing right through to the end of the year.

One fundraiser, family friend Beverly Margetson, has donated £300 to the charity after running a 10km race in Spain in the summer.

She said: “I’ve wanted to do something in Arran’s memory and I found out where I was going on holiday there was a 10km run.

“So what better way to raise money and holiday at the same time?”

The charity is continuing to sell its Christmas cards produced by local painter and family friend Ian Beck.

The cards are available at Winch and Blatch in Sudbury and a number of shops in Castle Hedingham, Sible Hedingham and Great Yeldham.

Sainsbury’s in Haverhill is also selling the cards this weekend where Arran’s friends will be bag packing to raise more funds.

Mrs Tosh said: “Everyone has been very keen to buy the charity cards. Ian is a very talented artist and has done a fantastic job.

“We would also like to thank Daniel Kidd and staff at Esco printing in Wethersfield and Jeremy Richold, the managing director of Sudbury Printing Company.

“Both companies donated their time and resources in printing and packaging the Christmas cards, without all their help we would never have been able to produce them.”

Fat Face in Sudbury’s recent Black Friday charity weekend saw The Smile of Arran as the store’s chosen charity, the event in total raising more than £1,000.

Mrs Tosh thanked everyone that had supported the charity throughout the year.