The appeal for a former Sudbury charity boss, who broke her neck in a freak accident, has reached its £8,600 target.
Marion Blower, who was manager of Sudbury Resource Centre for 17 years, was left paralysed after falling down stairs at her Boxford home in April.
The Free Press linked up with Sudbury Town Council to run an appeal to buy an electric wheelchair for Marion, and our readers responded in their hundreds.
We were inundated with a deluge of donations – and the total raised has now surpassed £9,200.
Marion’s husband Bryn, who has been by her side throughout her treatment, said he wanted to thank everyone who had supported the appeal.
“All the times she worked late, I said to her ‘people will not thank you for it,’” said Mr Blower.
“But they have done just that now and everyone has really got behind the appeal.”