Fun day at Lake Avenue
We have had some fantastic donations in recently thanks to a variety of fundraisers.
First up is Lake Avenue Stores who held a fun day. Unfortunately, they held it on a day of torrential rain but it didn’t stop play and owners, Mash and Arti Odedra, managed to raise £500. The fun day was a thank you to their customers for all their support, especially during the Covid 19 pandemic and they really went to town with a magician, games, cakes galore, and a fantastic tombola. Mash said “It was difficult for everyone during the pandemic, but the community stuck by us. It was always in our mind to do a thank you event and on the back of that we thought we could raise some money for a local charity. We asked our followers and My WiSH came up trumps.” Huge thanks to Mash and Arti and to all those that attended the day.
Afternoon teas supports the cancer unit
Mum and daughter duo, Andrea and Jodie Davey served up nearly 130-afternoon teas for the cancer unit at the West Suffolk Hospital and raised an incredible £1983. The couple wanted to say thank you for the care given to friends and family and, as they both own catering businesses, what better way to do this than to raise money with a pop-up tea shop?
Andrea, owner of Elite Cakes and Buffets and Jodie, who owns Kitty Bakes, sold out of tickets within two minutes with 100 people attending Melton Pavilion and another 30 enjoying their afternoon teas as a takeaway. Andrea said “We managed to get some wonderful prizes to raffle off too. Lots of these were from Jodie’s friends who are all small business owners. We are pleased to support the Macmillan unit at the West Suffolk Hospital so people can see just where their donation is going”.
Runner runs through the night for the maternity unit
Keen runner, James Seager, did not one 5k park run but 20 park runs starting at 5.30pm and finishing at 9.30am the next day. James followed the route of the Bury Park Run at Nowton Park with the final lap being on the Saturday morning as the other park runners ran their 5k.
The aim was to raise money for the maternity unit at the hospital as he “wanted to give something back” after the birth of his daughter, Bella, and his amazing efforts have resulted in a donation of £575. James said, “I want to ensure everyone receives the same care my wife and Bella received.” It was a complex birth and, at times dangerous, as Bella’s heart rate dropped but James continued to say, “The staff were brilliant from beginning to end and we can’t thank them enough”.
You can find out more about your local NHS charity and read both these stories in full at: www.mywishcharity.co.uk.