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New River Women’s Club raise over £600 for children’s charity

News   •   May 22, 2014 11:45 BST

The members of New River Women’s Club in Wormley, Hertfordshire have had a busy year of fundraising for national charity, The Sick Children’s Trust.

Fundraising activities that have taken place over the last year have included bonus ball sweepstakes, arts and crafts sales, auctions and collections and have raised a fantastic total of £661.65.

On Thursday 15 May, Wendy Wright and fellow members of the local club were pleased to be able to present their cheque to Amanda Taylor, a volunteer from the charity.

Every April the women’s club select a different charity to support based on locality and personal recommendations. This year a member of the club nominated The Sick Children’s Trust, a charity which supported her son while her granddaughter was seriously ill in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

The Sick Children’s Trust provides high quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation as well as emotional and practical support for the families of seriously ill children. The charity has nine houses based at specialist paediatric hospitals across the country and can support up to 3,500 families each year.

Wendy, 58, says “We were so pleased to be able to present our cheque to Amanda from The Sick Children’s Trust. The accommodation that the charity provides for families is invaluable and offers vital support to parents and siblings who are facing the most difficult of circumstances. It is a very worthwhile charity that we are happy to support.”

Jane Featherstone, Head of Fundraising for The Sick Children’s Trust says “We are so grateful to the New River Women’s Club for choosing to support us. It costs £28 to accommodate a family for one night in our ‘Homes from Home’ so the money they have raised will help us to support many families in the future who have seriously ill children undergoing treatment in hospitals far from home.”

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