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With the promise of restrictions being lifted, Fenland has an air of excitement around it. With many restaurants, shops and businesses reopening, the community are feeling positive. Toni Bird, Fundraising Coordinator at Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, tells us about the latest fundraising efforts in Wisbech:
“I have noticed a real enthusiasm around fundraising for the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, for which we are so grateful. In the last month, we have seen many different fundraising activities take place:
Kevin Steward completed a half marathon in his village of Manea. Kevin completed the half marathon in memory of his Uncle Ken, in under 2 hours.
Moreover, an amazing 11 year old boy decided to walk 100,000 steps in April to raise money for the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre after he saw an advert on television for a hospice and wanted to help locally. We really look forward to meeting this amazing young supporter soon to thank him.
Many of you may already know Jane Clarke, a nurse from the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre. Jane pledged to complete 5 challenges this year. She started with the Peterborough Marathon on 23 May 2021. Jane trained hard, completed 18 mile runs in preparation and has been struggling with tired legs and blistered feet. The second challenge for Jane should have been the Tour of Cambridge, which is a 100 mile bike ride around Cambridge. Due to government restrictions, this event has been postponed and Jane will now be completing her bike ride on 10 July. For more information on Jane’s challenge, or to donate, please visit her JustGiving page.
The team are also looking forward to this year’s Fun Day on 10 July. It looks set to be even bigger than ever, with live music, refreshments and much more. On the day, the very brave Carol Storey, a patient of the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre, will also be braving the shave for the second year running. Please come along and support her.
Furthermore, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre’s summer raffle will be drawn on 27 August at 11am. We have many glorious prizes, including a first prize of £100 and second prize of £50. Other prizes include golf days, various vouchers, hampers, toys and much more. All prizes have been generously donated. Tickets are £1 each, and available from the day treatment centre or by calling 07435 550995.
Finally, we are grateful for the many other fundraising efforts of our supporters. There have been numerous raffles with all proceeds coming to the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre. Also, we have received event invites, including one from the council. We are feeling positive, excited and, above all, grateful to our fantastic community for your ongoing support.”