Big-hearted city residents
KIND-HEARTED residents from across Peterborough have been hard at work helping different charities to make a difference.
Pupils at John Clare School in Helpston, near Peterborough, dug out their trainers and did a sponsored keep fit work-out session raising £753 for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).
Headteacher Martin Fry said: “We are very pleased to support such a worthwhile cause. The children really enjoyed the work-out and there were lots of rosy cheeks by the end of it.”
NSPCC schools fundraiser Kathryn Brown organised the work-out session and spoke to the pupils about the work the charity does.
She said: “The children were a real joy to work with and we had great support from them and the staff which is why the fundraiser was so successful.”
Charity fundraisers at Sue Ryder Care Thorpe Hall Hospice are taking to the road in a brand new mini thanks to the generosity of city motor dealers Sycamores.
The dealers have loaned them a new blue car to help advertise the charity’s upcoming event the Ride For Ryder in September. It is the second year in a row that they donated a car to them.
Fundraiser Emma Long said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to Sycamores for giving us a new car which reduces the charity’s travelling costs and helps us to promote our events.”
Volunteers from insurers RSA, based in Peterborough, took a day out of the office to help at the Exotic Pet Refuge in Deeping St James.
They painted cages, built an aviary for the refuge’s love birds and dismantled an old shed as part of their community work to celebrate the firm’s 300th an- niversary.
Refuge owner Pam Mansfield said: “I think they really enjoyed it and they have helped to make the place look tidier. It’s really good to see a business that big doing things for charities like us.”
City businesses are digging deep to take part in Deafblind UK’s World Cup sweepstake which was drawn this week at their headquarters in Hampton.
While former Mayor of Peterborough councillor Irene Walsh presented £15,711 to her mayoral charities Sue Ryder Care, Samaritans and Peterborough
PRESENTATION: (From left to right) Mikey Clarke, Angela Garrett, Mary Pulley, former Deputy Mayor Pam Winslade, Marriette Wyatt, former Mayor Irene Walsh, Janine Baxter, Ann Stokes and Linda French at the cheque presentation to last year’s mayoral charities. (METP-09-0610AS055) Picture: ALAN STORER.
CAR: Sue Ryder Care’s Emma Long receives a new mini from Daniel Lynas. (METP-03-06-10GM022) Picture: GEORGI MABEE.