£400 raised from walk and bake sale

Tanya Fifield receiving the cheque for £400 from Riddlesworth Preparatory School pupils Emmy and Bea along with Dr Edmund, the My WiSH Charity mascot. Photo: My WiSH Charity.

Pupils, staff, parents and friends have helped to raise £400 for a hospital charity after a walk and bake sale.

The event was organised by Maggie Putt, the deputy head at Riddlesworth Preparatory School, with the money going to the My WiSH Charity which supports the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) and includes the West Suffolk Hospital and Newmarket Hospital.

Most of the pupils at the school near Garboldisham, which has 40 students aged from two to 12, took part in the walk through the forest in the grounds of the school which was covered in snowdrops and aconites.

They were also accompanied by adults who paid to take part in the walk with the bake sale adding to the funds.

The school raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support every year and this time the funds went to the Macmillan Ward at the hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Maggie has received help from Macmillan while members of her family have been affected by cancer over the years which has prompted the school into raising money for the charity.

A spokeswoman at the school said the fundraising event took part in February this year and thanked everyone who participated in helping to raise the money.

She said: “We carry out the walk every year and do it to help raise money for Macmillan.”

And Tanya Fifield, fundraising officer for My WiSH, added: “Riddleworth School is a small school however the spirit of charity is very big, we were lucky to go over and be a part of their assembly and talk to the children about the hospital and what the charity does within the hospital. £400 is a fabulous amount.

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