St Neots Conservatives raise �3k for hospice

SAINT TO SAINT: More than �3,000 has been donated to the Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice at Moggerhanger by members of the St Neots Conservative Club, in New Street.

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 John’s Hospice.