Andrea Wedgwood

A CHARITY stalwart who has raised £25,000 in the last year has scooped an accolade from her employer.Andrea Wedgwood, section manager in the staff services department at the Marks & Spencer store in Ipswich, was runner-up in M&S's Best Fundraiser Awards 2007 for her volunteering efforts on the Sproughton Playing Fields Committee.

A CHARITY stalwart who has raised £25,000 in the last year has scooped an accolade from her employer.

Andrea Wedgwood, section manager in the staff services department at the Marks & Spencer store in Ipswich, was runner-up in M&S's Best Fundraiser Awards 2007 for her volunteering efforts on the Sproughton Playing Fields Committee.

The awards celebrate the achievements of staff who volunteer and fundraise inside and outside work.

Her fundraising efforts have included running the London Marathon last year, and she has set up a special committee and gathered support from the council as well as advice from business, schools and parents in her efforts to rejuvenate the play area at Sproughton Playing Fields.


You may also want to watch:


“I am delighted to have been runner up in this award, but most of all it's very satisfying to know that I have helped make a difference to the lives of others and give something back to a community area where I once played as a child,” she said.

Store manager Kerry Soar described Ms Wedgwood as “an inspiration to us all”.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus