Fundraiser hoping to make impact in Sudbury area

George Chilvers is St Nicholas Hospice Cares new Community Fundraiser covering the Sudbury, Long Melford, Lavenham and Clare area, ANL-160427-111319001
George Chilvers is St Nicholas Hospice Cares new Community Fundraiser covering the Sudbury, Long Melford, Lavenham and Clare area, ANL-160427-111319001
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A local charity will be supported by the introduction of a new fundraiser for the Sudbury area.

George Chilvers is St Nicholas Hospice Care’s new community fundraiser covering the Sudbury, Long Melford, Lavenham and Clare area, and is aiming to help raise the £11,000 needed to run the Hospice every day.

The 28-year-old from Bury St Edmunds has a background in fundraising, having previously worked at Age UK Suffolk, but was keen to work at St Nicholas Hospice Care following his nan’s experience in another hospice.

“I thought I had some idea of what hospices did, but now I am working at St Nicholas Hospice Care my view has completely changed,” he said.

“It is not just a building, or a ward – it is the fact we do so much in people’s homes and have so many volunteers who go out into the community and do amazing work.

“On my second day a group of children came in to play music for patients. Looking round, I could see how much it meant to those patients.

“The hospice is not just about medical care and support but about the little things, such as listening to music or sitting in the gardens.

“Working at St Nicholas Hospice Care has made me even more passionate about raising the funds it needs.”

Since joining the Hospice George has been out and about in the Sudbury area getting to know as many supporters as possible, but he is keen to meet more and hopes to see members of the public at Sudbury Open Gardens, on July 3.

Meanwhile, he is asking for any groups, societies or schools interested in hearing about the hospice to contact him for talks or visits.

To get in touch with George for more information about supporting the Hospice, talks, visits or volunteering, call 01284 715597 or email george.chilvers@atnh.org.uk.