Surgery staff give £690 to appeal

Members of staff at the Long Melford Surgery have raised �691 after completing the Sudbury Fun Run for St Nicholas Hospice. Left to right - Coral Clarke, Heather Levitt, Kay Clarke, Dr Peter Neale, Ian Norris from the Hospice and Sue Cadge.
Members of staff at the Long Melford Surgery have raised �691 after completing the Sudbury Fun Run for St Nicholas Hospice. Left to right - Coral Clarke, Heather Levitt, Kay Clarke, Dr Peter Neale, Ian Norris from the Hospice and Sue Cadge.
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OUR appeal to help fund a community nurse for St Nicholas Hospice Care has been given a boost after staff at a doctor’s surgery donated almost £700.

Staff at Long Melford Surgery in Cordell Road donated the cash after completing the annual Sudbury Fun Run in April. They raised a total of £690 in sponsorship.

Practice manager Tracey Bowser said: “We’ve been taking part for a number of years but this is the most we’ve ever raised.

“We decided to support the hospice because the illnesses it deals with affect a lot of our patients and I think they touch everyone in some way.

“I’m quite surprised by the amount, but very pleased.”

Ian Norris, community fundraiser for the hospice, was on hand to collect the money on Friday and said he was delighted people were getting behind the appeal.

“It is great that people have responded so well to the appeal,” he said.

“Lots of people are talking about it and that is what we want.”

Mr Norris added that volunteers would be holding a street collection on Sudbury’s Market Hill on Saturday, between 9am and 3pm, in aid of the appeal and urged people to give what they can.