Sudbury dancers’ whopping £18,000

St Nicholas Hospice's fundraising manager Kevin Clements receives a cheque for �18,274 from the Fortnightly Tea Dancers, who have raised the money through subscriptions over many years.

St Nicholas Hospice's fundraising manager Kevin Clements receives a cheque for �18,274 from the Fortnightly Tea Dancers, who have raised the money through subscriptions over many years.

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A DANCE group has given a boost to St Nicholas Hospice Care with a donation of more than £18,000.

The Fortnightly Tea Dancers at Sudbury’s Delphi Club raised £18,274 by donating half their subscriptions to the Bury St Edmunds charity over a number of years.

Hospice community fundraiser Ian Norris said: “The money is effectively two days’ care for the whole hospice. When we came to add it all up, we realised just how much has been raised – it’s fantastic.”

The hospice also thanked Peggy Beck, of Minden Road, Sudbury, who has helped raise money for the hospice for more than 20 years, as well as being involved in the tea dancers’ efforts.

Kevin Clements is fundraising manager at the hospice, which provides palliative care and support for those with terminal illnesses and their families.

He said: “I was delighted to visit the dancers and thank them personally for everything they do for the hospice.

“There is such a lovely atmosphere, and their commitment to St Nicholas Hospice Care is wonderful. What a great way to spend an afternoon and raise some money.”

The Fortnightly Tea Dancers meet on alternate Wednesdays at the Delphi Club in Alexandra Road between 2pm and 4.15pm.