Couple boost charity appeal

A KIND-hearted Ipswich couple have raised £600 for charity after hosting a huge party for their friends.Sue Bradbrook, of Princethorpe Road, organised the event to celebrate her 60th birthday, her husband Victor's retirement and their ruby wedding anniversary.

A KIND-hearted Ipswich couple have raised £600 for charity after hosting a huge party for their friends.

Sue Bradbrook, of Princethorpe Road, organised the event to celebrate her 60th birthday, her husband Victor's retirement and their ruby wedding anniversary.

She said: “We both wanted to organise a big party for our family and friends but instead of receiving presents we asked all our guests to give a donation to St Elizabeth Hospice.

“I have been a volunteer there for over fifteen years now and think they are really worthwhile supporting. They give such a great deal of help to people through a difficult time in their lives”.

One of Mrs Bradbrook's roles as volunteer involves working with the fundraising team in order to expand the number of commercial premises that host a St Elizabeth Hospice charity box.

Gemma Turpin, community fundraiser at the hospice, said: “There are so many shops, offices and businesses which currently have one of our collecting boxes and we are always looking to expand on these locations.

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“Our box collectors help to regularly empty the boxes and replace them.”

To find out more about becoming a box collector call the hospice's fundraising office on 01473 723600.

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