Big-hearted city res­i­dents

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

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.

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