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SARS benefits from special event

PUBLISHED: 02:00 17 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:57 03 March 2010

MOTOR men with road safety close to their hearts, have raised £750 for Suffolk Accident Rescue Service.

The cash will be directly used to train three doctors to respond to emergencies in Felixstowe, Lowestoft and Bildeston.

MOTOR men with road safety close to their hearts, have raised £750 for Suffolk Accident Rescue Service.

The cash will be directly used to train three doctors to respond to emergencies in Felixstowe, Lowestoft and Bildeston.

An annual dinner dance held jointly by the Institute of the Motor Industry, and the Institute of Road Transport Engineers generated £1,500, which was split between the industry's benevolent fund and SARS.

The event by the professional bodies, was held at the County Hotel, Copdock in March.

Representatives this week met up with Colin French, administrator for SARS, at the Evening Star offices because the Star raised about £30,000 for the charity in 2001.

Peter Corder, chairman of IMI, said: "Suffolk's roads are getting more and more busy, particularly near the Port of Felixstowe, so SARS is a cause that is very close to our hearts."

He was joined in presenting the cheque, by Steve Webb, chairman of IRTE and fundraiser Keith Rodwell, fundraiser.

Grateful Mr French said SARS, which is celebrating its 30th birthday this month, had attended 12,000 incidents to date, and cost £45,000 a year to run.

It is one of 85 similar schemes across the country.

He said: "This donation is for exactly the same amount as a cheque I paid out this week to pay for the three doctors' training, so it will fit in very nicely."


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