Pink pub crawl a big hit

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A FUNDRAISING pub crawl in memory of a Hadleigh woman who died in August was a huge success, according to its organisers.

Around 50 friends and family of Fran Broomfield, who died aged 35 following a three-year battle against breast cancer, started at The George and visited five other Hadleigh pubs – all dressed to impress in bright pink outfits.

They raised more than £2,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer through donations and by selling raffle tickets, T-shirts and feather boas. A further £1,500 was raised at Mrs Broomfield’s funeral.

Organiser Barbara Scott said: “It was brilliant. So many people turned up – it was a sea of pink.

“We had easily double last year’s numbers, and every pub we went in we just took it over.”

Mrs Scott also raised £175 by selling badges at the funeral of her mother, who had also suffered with cancer.

“Fran would have been so proud and happy, she would have absolutely loved it,” said Mrs Scott.

“We had a great time last year and I think she would have been in awe of it this year as so many people turned up. It has brought a lot of people together.”