Santas raise cash for good Claus

SINGING SANTAS: Max Bridges, Jamie Hicks and Alfie Row, from the Story Boys, perform in Sudbury town centre.
SINGING SANTAS: Max Bridges, Jamie Hicks and Alfie Row, from the Story Boys, perform in Sudbury town centre.

A BAND of singing Santas helped raise more than £700 for a Free Press appeal.

The Story Boys, a band made up of four students from Sudbury Upper School, joined volunteers from St Nicholas Hospice Care to collect money for our Community Nurse Appeal last Saturday.

Dressed in Father Christmas outfits, 17-year-olds Max Bridges and Steven Baker, along with Jamie Hicks and Alfie Row, both 15, performed outside the town hall and sold copies of their new EP.

Hospice Community fundraiser Ian Norris said the band had raised £139 – making a total of £707 for the day when combined with the efforts of the volunteers.

“It was terrific that they gave up their time to support the hospice,” said Mr Norris.

“I was really impressed by them and it was a good day helped by lots of generous people.”

The Free Press is trying to raise £10,000 to help fund a community nurse for the Sudbury area in a bid to support the work of the hospice, which provides care and support to people with terminal illnesses and their families.