Park fun day cancelled

A POPULAR annual fundraising event in Chantry Park has been cancelled this year due to lack of volunteers and resources.

A POPULAR annual fundraising event in Chantry Park has been cancelled this year due to lack of volunteers and resources.

Sue Ryder Care's Fun in the Park was due to take place on Bank Holiday Monday August 27 but the management team at the care centre have decided to postpone it.

The news is set to be a blow for thousands of people who flock to the park every summer for a day of fun games, stalls and music.

Kevin Clements, Sue Ryder Care area fundraising manager said: “Due to a lack of volunteers and resources for the event, the management at the care centre have decided that it is for the best this year, and that other fundraising efforts will help make up for any loss that this will cause.


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“Sue Ryder Care, The Chantry would like to thank everyone who has supported the event previously and also to take the opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

Mr Clements said there is no hope that the event can be saved at this late stage as the decision has been made and the centre does not currently have a dedicated fundraising team.

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The fun day has been a popular event in the town for more than five years. Last year more than £7,000 was raised and some 3,000 people attended. The money was used to refurbish the bathroom in the Chantry care centre.

If anyone has any fundraising queries or would like to volunteer for next year's event, call Kevin on 07810 856484.

Do you work for a charity that needs more volunteers? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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