Hoist for charity eco-loo to help those in need

A Great Cornard author’s one-man show has raised £700 for a charity supporting patients with serious illnesses and children with special needs.

Charlie Haylock performed An Eccentric Look At Suffolk at the Masonic Hall in Sudbury last month to generate funds for the town’s Eden Rose Coppice Trust.

The charity, based off Quay Lane, provides a woodland retreat for youngsters with physical and learning difficulties and those seeking sanctuary as they battle the effects of cancer.

Founder Rob Brooks said the money would be put towards a children’s hoist which will allow children with disabilities to use the trust’s eco-toilet.

“The show raised a staggering amount of money and was a complete success,” said Mr Brooks.

“People were almost falling over with laughter at some of the tales Charlie was telling.

“The beauty of it was the fact that many of the stories told actually concerned outside toilets.”

The hoist for the eco-loo, which was completed earlier this year and is thought to be the only one of its kind in the world, will be delivered this month.

Royalties from Mr Haylock’s new book Sloightly on the Sosh, which was sold on the night, were also donated.