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£500 raised for Bergholt Ward

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.

Ipswich Building Society celebrate their fundraising day for the Bergholt Ward at Ipswich Hospital with mascot Pound the Hound

During the day, visitors were entertained with a range of activities including Cornboards (the latest US craze) and a giant Connect 4 alongside face painting and balloon modelling. Additional funds were raised through a second-hand book sale which continued in branch throughout the following days. Ipswich Building Society contributed further to the fundraising to bring the grand total raised to an impressive £500.

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.”

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