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PICTURE SPECIAL: Sue Ryder tea party at Spalding Golf Club, organised by Don and June Wright


By Spalding Reporter


Spalding Golf Club put drives and putts aside for hot drinks and cakes in aid of an end-of-life care charity.

Long-standing Sue Ryder supporters Don and June Wright hosted their second annual tea party last Wednesday to raise money for the charity’s Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough.

Almost 60 guests turned up for the event where more than £450 was raised from the tea party alone for Sue Ryder.

Photo by Tim Wilson. SG080519-017TW
Photo by Tim Wilson. SG080519-017TW

But with other donations and the sale of seven Easter Chicks raised another £700.

There was even time for a game of bingo during the tea party where Don and June marked more than 30 years of fundraising for Sue Ryder and its hospice.

Speaking after having held a race night for Sue Ryder earlier this year, Don said: “People enjoy going to Spalding Golf Club, having a lovely time and doing things for Sue Ryder, providing any money they can for the cause at the same time.”

Guests at Spalding Golf Club heard a speech about the work at Thorpe Hall Hospice, one of the few specialist end-of-life care inpatient units used by people from South Holland.

Money raised by the tea party will go towards the hospice’s main service of supporting people facing terminal illness, as well as helping their families to cope with the loss of their oved ones.

Over the years, Don and June have raised thousands of pounds for the hospice, enabling it to offer long-term residential care to patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

June said: “We would like to thank everyone involved in the tea party and those who helped out at the fundraising event.

“There were all sorts of kind gestures, especially from those who knitted and sold the Easter Chicks.”



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