Pub raises £1,757 for charity in honour of Ava
It started with a conversation amongst team members and ended with an incredible fundraising night in honour of two-year-old Ava Rose, who suffers from cystic fibrosis.
The Silkworm in Sudbury is now celebrating the success of its ‘Wish upon a star’ campaign, which raised £1,757 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Led by deputy manager Cat Barrett and Ava’s mother Emily Wicks, the team at the pub worked tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for the charity.
There were a number of fundraising activities including a 80s and 90s themed event in February, attended by more than 400 people.
Mrs Barrett said: “We were astonished by the incredible support we received from the community.
“It’s been a real community effort.
“The visit from little Ava was the highlight of the evening - she is a shining star and a reminder of how important it is that we work together to fight against diseases like cystic fibrosis.
“I’m so proud of the team, they’ve really put their heart and soul into this campaign.
“We’re already planning our next event.”
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