Charity celebrates cash win

A CLAYDON-based charity is celebrating after winning £50,000 of lottery funding on The People's Millions.Thousands of votes flooded in for the Suffolk Family Carer's project to build a community café and drop-in centre in Claydon for the top prize on the regional ITV show.

A SUFFOLK charity is celebrating after winning £50,000 of lottery funding on The People's Millions.

Thousands of votes flooded in for the Suffolk Family Carer's project to build a community café and drop-in centre in Claydon for the top prize on the regional ITV show.

Members of the charity were presented with their cheque on the programme last night and can now make their dream to establish a drop-in centre for carers on their Hill View Business Park base in Claydon a reality.

Jacqui Martin chief executive of the charity said they were delighted their hard work had paid off on the programme.

She said: “It is absolutely brilliant. It is something family carers always ask us about.

“It will make such a difference to so many people in different areas. It will help reduce isolation and give them a place to meet.”

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She added: “We want to thank all the people who have voted for us. We have been told it was one of the highest votes in the eastern region.”

The charity runs a number of projects that offer family carers a range of services to help them look after their own health and wellbeing and better cope in their caring role.

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