A family fundraising day hosted by staff at Ipswich Building Society has raised £500 for the Bergholt Ward at Ipswich Hospital.
The Society opened their branch doors in Tower Ramparts to shoppers recently to raise money for the hospital in aid of three year old Erin Colley, an Ipswich born toddler who was diagnosed with leukaemia last August. Erin, whose grandmother Jean Parker is a Customer Advisor at the Society’s branch in Tower Ramparts, is currently in remission but will continue to undergo regular chemotherapy sessions until November 2013.
Speaking of the fundraising event, Jean Parker said: “We are thrilled to have raised this money for the hospital as it will make a big difference to those who are treated on the Bergholt Ward. We have been touched by all of the support shown for Erin and would like to thank the Society for letting us host our fundraising activities in the branch and for so generously contributing to it through their staff’s match-funding scheme.”
Her sentiments were echoed by branch manager Paul Millar who added: “We regularly host branch events to support local charities and when we heard how Erin had been affected by leukaemia, we knew that we had to do something to support the fantastic work undertaken by staff at Ipswich Hospital. We are pleased that we have been able to help Jean and her family and we wish Erin all the best as she recovers.”