Church fundraiser to help appeal for injured Marion

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Villagers in Boxford are being invited to come together to raise funds in aid of a wheelchair appeal for Marion Blower.

Mrs Blower, a resident of the village, was paralysed after falling down the stairs at her home last year.

The Free Press has linked up with Sudbury Town Council to raise £8,600 for an electric wheelchair which will allow the former manager of Sudbury Resource Centre greater independence when she gets out of hospital.

Next month a coffee morning organised by the Rev Judith Sweetman, of St Mary’s Church, Boxford, will be held at St Mary’s House in Swan Street in the village, in support of the appeal.

“We felt as a church that we should do something,” said Ms Sweetman.

“We have already had some small fundraisers in the village to help.”

Mrs Blower is in recovery from her fall at a specialist spinal injuries unit at hospital in Sheffield.

So far £6,350 has been raised for the appeal.

Ms Sweetman said she had visited Mrs Blower shortly after her accident at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

“I was impressed with her incredible cheerful demeanour,” she said.

“Even though she could not talk she was still smiling and she is an incredible character.

“She is a much-loved person and so many people have come forward wanting to help out.”

The fundraiser will take place on March 15 from 9.30am to midday.