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Ipswich firm donates £28,000 for various charities in region

PUBLISHED: 11:34 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:28 30 August 2017

The Crane fund is donating £61,000 to charities in the region. Here is a group shot of the lucky charities that have won . Picture: GREGG BROWN

The Crane fund is donating £61,000 to charities in the region. Here is a group shot of the lucky charities that have won . Picture: GREGG BROWN

An Ipswich company has hosted its annual fundraising event in support of charities based around the region.

The charities were those close to the hearts of staff. Representatives from the chosen charities enjoy the afternoon. Picture: GREGG BROWNThe charities were those close to the hearts of staff. Representatives from the chosen charities enjoy the afternoon. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Crane Building Services and Utilities picked charities close to the hearts of their staff – Macmillan Cancer Support in Suffolk, Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers (SERV), Sue Ryder – The Chantry, Lighthouse Women’s Aid and Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey.

A total of £28,000 was presented to the charities on August 14 on behalf of the Crane Fund for Widows & Children.

Richard Tuck, president of Crane Building Services and Utilities, said: “It is truly humbling to hear about the work that these charities do in our community, and to know that each one of these charities has made a difference in some way to at least one of our associates who have nominated them.

“It is a real privilege to be able to present these donations.”

A further £33,000 will be donated to other charities at the Crane BS&U site in Hitchin on Friday.

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