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Fundraising in memory of prominent Suffolk businessman reaches nearly £38K

PUBLISHED: 13:16 02 October 2018

The ECA and KLH Architects hand over  cheques to Nick Fayers Amend committee Picture: BARNES CONSTRUCTION

The ECA and KLH Architects hand over cheques to Nick Fayers Amend committee Picture: BARNES CONSTRUCTION

Barnes Construction

Fundraising in memory of a prominent Suffolk businessman has raised nearly £38K.

Nick Fayers, who was managing director of Barnes Construction, died in December aged 56 from a longstanding medical condition, MEN1.

Two cheques totalling £4,778 have been handed over to The Nick Fayers AMEND Fund. Ipswich-based KLH Architects raised £3,000 from its annual golf day and £1,778 was raised by the ECA Ipswich Branch from its annual charity ball and golf day.

The steering committee for the campaign includes Nick’s wife Julie, mother Liz and children Charlotte, William and Hannah, as well as his colleagues at Barnes and local companies involved in the property and construction sectors.

Julie Fayers, who was appointed regional co-ordinator for AMEND, gave up her job to look after Nick when he was ill, said she was touched by the support the family has received.

“We are overwhelmed by the willingness of others to give up their valuable time to help raise money for this relatively unknown illness,” she said.

“The sad fact is that all three of our children have inherited the condition, so I know Nick would have been as grateful as I am that we are raising money that will go directly to support further research into MEN1; research that will hopefully find a cure which could help them and their children.”

The Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders (AMEND) is a patient group set up in 2002 to support and inform anyone affected by or interested in multiple endocrine neoplasia disorders and their associated endocrine tumours.

Any donations, large or small, are gratefully received. Visit www.virgingmoneygiving.com and enter Nick Fayers.

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