Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Bury St Edmunds: Joy as dementia campaign breaks through the £15,000 milestone

16:14 03 September 2014

Archant

A campaign to raise money to support dementia patients at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds has broken through the £15,000 mark.

The Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign, run in partnership with the East Anglian Daily Times and Mercury newspapers, has hit this milestone thanks to the efforts of 14 fundraisers who took part in a skydive, raising more than £2,700 for the appeal.

The daredevil skydivers were part of the inaugural West Suffolk Hospital charity sky dive in June.

Now the public are being encouraged to sign up for a new charity fitness fundraiser, Walk for Wards, which will support the appeal and other parts of the hospital as the campaign looks to reach its year target of £25,000.

Other recent support has come from Pakenham Women’s Institute who used their flower and produce show to raise money for the campaign, while a collection and awareness stand was also held at Sainsbury’s in Bury St Edmunds.

Dave Gooderham, fundraising manager at the hospital, said: “On behalf of the dementia team, the charity and the hospital, I would like to thank all the readers of this newspaper for their incredible support of the Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign. The generosity in the community we live and work in continues to be incredible – we have so far raised £16,333.”

Mr Gooderham is planning the Walk for Wards event which gives people the chance to decide whether to walk or run a single 10k event, complete 5k for five days or 10k for 10 days, all in aid of West Suffolk Hospital Charity.

Participants can choose their own route and are also able to use their local gym for added convenience. They are encouraged to take part between October 9 and October 18, although these dates are not set in stone. People can also choose any area of the hospital they would like to support and are being encouraged to raise a minimum of £35 in sponsorship.

For more information, call the hospital’s fundraising team on 01284 712952 or email dave.gooderham@wsh.nhs.uk

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

British Airways. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation this morning after a surprise victory for the Leave campaign which could significantly change the country’s political landscape. But how will Brexit affect you? Read on to find out.

Tayler McGovern

A 15-year-old girl missing from Norfolk is believed to be in Suffolk.

Pat Betts from Framlingham with Le Reve who won best shod horse at the Grand National.

A Suffolk racehorse owner recruited craftsmen from the county to create a piece of sporting history.

Pigs Gone Wild Project Manager Norman Lloyd and Head of Property for the East of England Cooperative Stuart McDonald try to round up the pigs escaping the warehouse.

If you go down to Ipswich on Sunday, you are sure of a big surprise.

As is now the trend in a society where technology pervades our daily lives, many people took to social media to voice their opinions on the EU referendum result yesterday.

A peacock. Image: Jen Taylor

A call telling police about a late-night peacock visit is the latest in a string of bizarre 999 calls received by Essex Police in the past few months.

British BE2 First World War planes. Photo: Darren Harbar

A First World War aerodrome in Essex will be the launch point for a commemorative flight marking 100 years since the Battle of the Somme.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24