Over the past year, the Conservatives have raised £3,197.98 for the hospice, which offers specialist short-term palliative care for patients with life-limiting illnesses including cancer, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, heart, liver and lung failure. The money was raised a number of fundraisers, including homemade cake sales, a golf day, a half marathon, a bonus ball scheme and a charity bottle event. Paula Priestley, area fundraising manager for Sue Ryder, said: We are honoured to have been supported by St Neots Conservative Club they have worked extremely hard to raise such a fantastic amount of money during this difficult economic climate. The Conservative club has more than 1,000 members. Pictured are: Club members Barry Sporle, Mrs K Cottam, Mrs M Halliday, Mrs W Sporle, Mrs A Broughton and Ian Marshall with Paula Priestley, Sue Ryder St Johns Hospice.