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Dancers help to boost the funds of the Macmillan Unit at the West Suffolk Hospital

Amy, John Brooks, Bonnie Foster, MAureen Owen and Neil Taylor

Dancers have helped to raise money for the Macmillan Unit at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, from an annual event in Sudbury.

They held their Indoor Car Park Dance at the Delphi Centre with £500 handed over to the unit through the My WiSH Charity which supports the hospital.

A giant cheque was given to Amy Hatch, fundraising officer for the charity at a presentation held at the Gainsborough pub, in King Street, Sudbury.

Neil Taylor, one of the committee members for the car park dancers, said over the years the events had raised more than £25,000 which was given to local charities.

They used to be held in the town’s North Street car park throughout the 1960s and was revived in 2011 when it was moved indoors to the Delphi Centre where a committee was formed by a group of friends – now aged in their 60s and 70s.

“We charge £10 a head and we get a great response from people who come along and usually get about 250 attending.

“We decided to give the money to the Macmillan Unit as many of our members have been treated there down the years,” added Mr Taylor.

And he said plans were being made for another indoor car park dance at the same venue for November 24.


 

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