Year-long fundraising efforts by M&S lead to thousands of pounds for St Nicholas Hospice Care

A year of fundraising has led to thousands for a local hospice as store pledges to support the charity for another year.

After choosing St Nicholas Hospice Care as their charity of the year for 2017/18, staff from the Marks and Spencer store in Bury St Edmunds have been keeping themselves busy with a range of charitable efforts, which resulted in a grand total of £3,400.

Determined to carry on with their fundraising, the Buttermarket store’s team have named the hospice, which provides care and support across West Suffolk and Thetford for those in the final chapters of their lives, their charity of the year for the second year running and will continue their efforts throughout 2018/19.

Abby Mayes, hospice corporate fundraiser, said: “To have raised £3,400 really is fantastic and we are so grateful to all of the staff at Marks and Spencer and everyone who has supported them along the way.

“I think what makes this extra special for me is that I know it is up to the staff to nominate their charity of the year, and we are so pleased to have everyone’s support for the second year in a row.

“Their continued generosity will help us to make a real difference in the lives of those who use our hospice services and their families.”

For more information about the hospice, please visit

Pictured above are staff from Marks and Spencer presenting hospice corporate fundraiser Abby Mayes with the £3,400 their year-long efforts have raised

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