The Every Heart Matters appeal has become one of the recipients of the £17,800 given away to charities and organisations from Project Seven.
They benefitted to the tune of £450 from the organisation which was set up in 1982 and raises money during the year from barbecues, tea, coffee, refreshments, cabaret and event management with the main event being the Big Night out in November, each year, in Melford Hall Park. It also provides logistical support to other organisations.
Andrew Hagger, its president and organiser of the Big Night Out, handed over the money during a special presentation evening held at the Royal British Legion Social Club, in Long Melford, to Sally Daniels, campaign manager for the My WiSH Charity, which is running the appeal.
It is aiming to raise £500,000 to complete a cardiac unit at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, with £170,000 already being raised since it was launched back in July last year.
In all 47 charities including sports clubs, youth organisations and community groups received money with Long Melford and Sudbury charities getting the lion’s share of with cheques ranging from £100 to £1,000. They was also handed out five two person tents handed out to the local scout and guide groups.
My WiSH Charity also received £1,000 for the Macmillan Unit and £100 for the stroke unit.
Mr Hagger said: “It’s very important that we have the cardiac unit built to save a lot of stress for people having to travel further for treatment as it can be very tiring for them and the unit will take a lot of stress out of being ill.”
Sally Daniels said “Project 7 are an amazing group. They have worked tirelessly for over 30 years fundraising and supporting local charities and we can’t thank them enough for donating to help us continue enhancing care at West Suffolk Hospital”.
The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is investing £5.2m in developing a state of the art cardiac suite that will provide quicker access to more treatments, but the £500,000 the My WiSH Charity is hoping to raise will lead to the whole unit, which is currently fragmented on different floors, being brought together in one purpose-built centre.
If you want to support the appeal go to the website www.mywishcharity.co.uk
If you would like to donate to the appeal you can do so by going to Justgiving.com/ehma or text EHMA17 £10 to 70070.
Pictured above Andrew Hagger hands over a cheque for £450 to Sally Daniels, campaign manager for the My WiSH Charity.