Village rallies behind Megan

LONG Melford residents are pulling out all the stops to raise money for a four-year-old villager, Megan Roper, who suffers from an undiagnosed condition.

A “sale trail” will be held next Saturday, September 17, in aid of a campaign launched in June to raise £20,000 to pay for a lift and convert rooms at the youngster’s Swanfield home.

Villagers have organised the trail – which consists of table-top sales outside homes in Roman Way, Rivish Lane, Cotswold Drive and Clopton Drive – to help swell the fund, which currently stands at £4,500.

Since June, a number of events have been held in aid of the fund, including a boot sale in Megan’s road. Other events have included a pub quiz night, sponsored wax and a skydive by staff from Sudbury Jobcentre.

Roman Way resident Laura Lloyd, who has organised the event with her husband Ian, said they have had a good response to the sale.

“We attended the sale trail in Swanfield and thought it would be a lovely idea to repeat this on our estate,” she said. “We are hoping to attract lots of people along.”

Residents are donating £5, or more if they want, to take part in the sale.

“Megan suffers several fits a day and has development issues,” added Laura. “As well as raising money for Megan’s fund, it’s also great to get the community together.”