Events held in memory of Haverhill woman, Gemma Dear, raise more than £2,000

Family and friends have raised more than �2,000 in memory of Haverhill woman Gemma Dear. Picture: ST

Family and friends have raised more than �2,000 in memory of Haverhill woman Gemma Dear. Picture: ST NICHOLAS HOSPICE - Credit: Archant

A series of events held in memory of a Haverhill woman have raised more than £2,000 for the hospice which cared for her.

Gemma Dear, who died aged 35 following a battle with cancer, was supported by Bury St Edmunds-based St Nicholas Hospice Care prior to her death in July.

Gemma’s family and friends organised a head shave, car wash and barbecue to reach the fundraising total, with more charity events planned.

Gemma’s mother, Jane Davis, said: “We would just like to thank everyone for their support, those who have taken part in fundraising events and those who have made kind donations.

“We would also like to thank the hospice for the amazing care they gave Gemma and for all the help they gave us as a family.”


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Another head shave is in the pipeline and family and friends will also take part in a santa run for a cancer charity later this year.

George Chilvers, St Nicholas Hospice Care community fundraiser, said: “We are so grateful to Gemma’s family and friends for their continued fundraising efforts.

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“All of the funds they have raised will not only help us continue to care for those across west Suffolk and Thetford who need our help, but also support their families and loved ones.”

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