Sudbury Appliances business pledges to make annual charity football tournament for Cancer Research the biggest and best yet
Sudbury Appliances store manager Lee Bacon is gearing up for an annual charity bash he hopes will be bigger and better than ever before.
Lee and his family have run their Cross Street-based business for 40 years. It was started by his grandfather and is now run by the third generation of Bacons.
Since his uncle, Terry Bacon, died three years ago, Lee and his family have run a summer football tournament to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
This year, they have teamed up with four other companies – The Five Bells pub, A&B Glass, Baker & Baker Bespoke Kitchens, and Watts Refrigeration – whose staff are entering the football tournament.
There will also be a summer fete with 50 vendors so far, and a raffle with 100 prizes.
It will take place, thanks to AFC Sudbury, at the club’s grounds in Brundon Lane on Sunday, June 2, from 11am.
Lee’s uncle, Terry, was an engineer with the business and lived in Lawshall.
Lee said: “For the past three years, we have hosted a charity football match and raffle, bringing our fundraising total to £8,339.
“The reason we do this is because, unfortunately, in 2016, my uncle lost his battle with cancer.
“He was a huge part of our lives and our business.
“This has motivated us to raise money in his memory to do what we can to help the fight against this horrific illness.”
Lee said he hoped the mini-football tournament and charity fete would make it a big hit with families.