Home Page Haverhill News

Haverhill Poll
Haverhill Poll


Mailing List

Matthew Hancock
Your Local MP

Kelly, You're A Charity Star.....

By Jo Deeks on Saturday, 12th November 2005.

When she is not serving behind the counter of a corner shop, Kelly Williamson is out pounding the pavement in her running shoes raising thousands of pounds for charity.

Ms Williamson, who works at the Stars ‘n’ Jars shop in Camps Road, Haverhill, completed the recent Great North Run for the fifth time and has now handed over a £4,811 cheque to St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds.

Ms Williamson, who hails from the northeast but has worked in the Haverhill shop for the past 11 years, joined shop owner Geoff Sharp this week in handing over the cheque to Ian Norris, the Haverhill area fundraiser for the hospice.

Staff and customers at the shop are great supporters of her fundraising efforts and Mr Sharp’s mum, Joyce Sharp donates prizes for an annual Christmas hamper raffle, which helps to boost the total raised.

“I want to say a big thank you to all the customers for their generosity and support. I could not do it without them,” Ms Williamson said. “We have lost a number of customers in the shop who have been at the hospice.”

Ian Norris said his role had been created because so many people from Haverhill did fundraising for the hospice, with £1,500 handed over from a carpet bowls tournament at Withersfield only last week.

The hospice must raise £6,000 a day to operate and relies almost entirely on voluntary contributions. It caters for Haverhill and the surrounding villages as well as Bury St Edmunds. A team of up to 70 Macmillan nurses works in people’s homes as well as day care and a range of other support services.

Mr Norris said: “I think it is brilliant, Kelly does everything for us. People like her make a difference to other people’s lives.”

Anyone interested in fundraising for the hospice can ring: 01284 715555

Haverhill Weekly News

Comment on this story

[board listing] [login] [register]

No comments have been posted for this news entry.


You must be logged in to post messages. (login now)

© Haverhill-UK | Accessibility | Disclaimer