Fundraisers help Wish come true
PUBLISHED: 12:50 25 February 2014 | UPDATED: 12:50 25 February 2014
Staff at Kersey’s solicitors in Ipswich have raised more than £7,000 for the Woolverstone Wish Appeal.
Their year of fundraising will help refurbish the chemotherapy outpatient clinics and day unit in the Woolverstone Wing of Ipswich Hospital.
The charity is close to staff’s heart at the law practice after colleague Judy Sykes was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma and treated at the hospital. Cheryl Thayer, chairman of the Woolverstone Wish appeal committee, said: “I’m just absolutely amazed by the amount raised.
“It’s through people like Kerseys solicitors, who have taken the Woolverstone Wish appeal to heart, that we will be able to reach our target. I would like to say a huge thank you to the staff at Kerseys. This will make a huge difference.”
The charity has raised £575,704 to date and has a target of £800,000. Sharon Wragg, a conveyancing executive at Kerseys, has been the driving force behind the firm’s fundraising. She said: “This is amazing and I’m so proud of the team at Kerseys for getting behind this with so much energy and enthusiasm.
“Most of us have been touched by cancer in some way and the hospital does such great work.”
In 2013 Sharon helped organise a world-record breaker for the largest number of fairies gathered in one place, which raised more than £2,000 for the charity. Kerseys staff and partners also took part in a variety of other events, including dress down days, sponsorship of an Auction of Trade Promises/Charity Ball and the National Three Peaks Challenge. Sharon is now looking at options for fundraising opportunities in 2014.