Framlingham: Jeweller to donate day’s takings to Ipswich Hospital charity
A FRAMLINGHAM businesswoman is helping to raise funds for chemotherapy patients by donating a chunk of an entire day’s takings to charity.
Polly Pringle, who owns a contemporary jewellery shop of the same name in the Market Square, is giving 10% of profits on Saturday, May 28 to Woolverstone Wish, a fund set up to help refurbish the chemotherapy outpatient clinics and day-unit in the Woolverstone Wing of Ipswich Hospital.
Polly is supporting the fundraising efforts of her friend, Deborah Lawrence, who lives in Woodbridge and is a former cancer sufferer.
Over the same weekend, mother-of-two Deborah, is walking from Lowestoft to Felixstowe to raise money for the unit, where she received treatment for lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system.
She was diagnosed with the disease in 2009 and underwent six months of treatment which finished in February 2010.
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Polly said: “Deborah was incredibly brave throughout her treatment.
“When she told me she was planning to raise money for the Woolverstone Wish Foundation by doing a 50-mile walk, I wanted to do something to show my support for such a great cause as well.
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“My brother-in-law is also currently receiving treatment for lymphoma at Ipswich Hospital, so I’m really keen to help raise as much money as I can so that the Woolverstone Wish has enough funds to continue their lifesaving work.”
Deborah added: “Cancer is terrible disease that can affect anyone during their lives, so the hard work and dedication of the Woolverstone Wish gives hope to hundreds of people every year.
“I am hugely grateful for the care and treatment they gave me and it’s great to think that, while I’m walking over the weekend, Polly will also be raising more funds.
“I hope that lots of people visit her shop on the Saturday to buy a really lovely piece of jewellery while donating funds to such a hugely important cause.”
Deborah is being joined on the weekend by her friend and colleague, Sarah Weston who supported her throughout her treatment and agreed to join the 50-mile walk.
Anyone who wishes to make a donation can also visit Deborah and Sarah’s own charity website, www.justgiving.com/sarahanddebs or www.woolverstonewish.org.uk