‘We are thinking of you Marion’

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Efforts to support an appeal for former Sudbury charity boss Marion Blower are continuing with gusto.

Health and Fitness studio Alexandra’s in Alexandra Road is backing the cause – to raise £8,600 for an electric wheelchair for Mrs Blower – by extending a new and nearly new sale for two more weeks.

Wendy Bailey, from the business, said the studio had been transformed into a shop selling shoes, clothes and jewellery in aid of the appeal.

“Everyone has worked so hard to do this,” she said.

“Marion is a wonderful person and has spent her life helping others. We want to let her know she is being thought of and hope that when she sits in that wheelchair, she will know that a lot of love has gone into it.”

Mrs Blower worked as the manager of Sudbury Community Hub for 17 years before retiring earlier this year.

She is currently in hospital in Sheffield after suffering a fall at her home in Boxford which left her paralysed.

Further donations have come into the Free Press this week, including a cheque for £100 and, on Sunday, a “Pile on the Pounds” event, selling cakes, bakes and puddings, will be run in St Peter’s in Sudbury from 2pm to 5pm.

Valerie Goodchild, a member of Sudbury Talbot Rotary Club, which is organising the event, said 45 tickets had been reserved.

“We are asking for minimum donations of £5 for tickets and are hoping to raise £500 for the appeal,” said Mrs Goodchild.

To donate to the appeal, send a cheque made out to Marion Blower to the Free Press office in Borehamgate, Sudbury.