Beavers take part in sponsored walk for hospice charity

Bury Beavers raised more than £1,500 for charity Picture: ST NICHOLAS HOSPICE CARE

Bury Beavers raised more than £1,500 for charity Picture: ST NICHOLAS HOSPICE CARE - Credit: Archant

More than £1,500 was raised for a hospice charity after 100 beaver scouts from Bury St Edmunds took part in a sponsored walk this summer.

The beavers donned bunny ears and pyjamas for the walk around Nowton Park to raise £1,541 for St Nicholas Hospice Care, which cares for people facing the final chapter in their lives.

Lucinda Wade, scout leader from Bury St Edmunds Beavers, said: “The hot weather and the England football team playing in the World Cup did not stop the boys and girls from taking part in the fun walk for such a good cause.”

The beavers were inspired by St Nicholas Hospice Care’s annual fundraising event Girls Night Out, which sees thousands of ladies wear bunny ears and pyjamas for a walk around Bury St Edmunds.

Jenny Smith, events manager at St Nicholas Hospice Care, said: “I would like to thank the beavers for being such good sports and raising money for the hospice.

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“The money raised will help us provide services, for free, to people throughout west Suffolk and Thetford.”

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