Nearly £4,000 from deep pockets

April 19, 2016 Uncategorized

CHELMSFORD folk dug deep into their pockets throughout 2015 and ended up raising more than £3,800 for a wide range of charities. A welcome £2,500 was divided between Essex Air Ambulance and Helen Rollason Cancer Charity and more than £1,300 was given to Children In Need, Nepal Disaster, Breast Cancer Awareness and Macmillan Cancer Support. In response to an appeal for the local Broomfield Hospital, £200 worth of toys were distributed among the children’s wards. Homeless people were also given a hand when three rucksacks full of winter essentials were delivered to a local Essex charity before Christmas. Communications Champion Pam Nevin suggested the worthwhile cause, which by last winter had involved 25,000 people across the UK making up and donating over 100,000 backpacks. “I thought it was a great idea and we raised around £265 to provide warm clothing and useful items such as sleeping bags and nutritional food,” says Pam. “Flow Leader Sarah King also put together and donated a rucksack full of goods. All the fund-raising represents a massive effort by everyone at Chelmsford, who should all feel very proud of making a difference to so many lives.”