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Downham Market Academy raises hundreds of pounds for Lynn News Help our Hospice Appeal

Help Our Hospice hoedown organised by sixth formers at the Downham Academy. ANL-140331-084918001

Help Our Hospice hoedown organised by sixth formers at the Downham Academy. ANL-140331-084918001

Hats off to Downham Academy sixth formers whose hoedown evening raised hundreds of pounds towards the Lynn News Help Our Hospice Appeal.

The dance floor was packed as people took their partners and whirled and twirled to the sounds of country and western band Merv and Maria.

Some hoedowners took up the challenge to ride the Bucking Bull, others tried to pin the tail on the donkey and more tried their luck on the Tin Can Alley.

“We haven’t finalised the amount we raised yet, but we are expecting it to be over £700,” said Lauren Kirby, one of the sixth form travel and tourism group of students who organised the event held at the main school on Saturday.

“It was a terrific evening. At least 125 people came along, which exceeded our expectations. The band was excellent and people were dancing the whole night long.

“The evening was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed themselves. We would like to thank everyone for their support and the local businesses who provided us with prizes for our raffle.”

The Lynn News Help Our Hospice Appeal aims to raise £25,000 to fully furnish and equip one of the in-patient bedrooms at the new purpose-built hospice at Hillington.

If you can hold a fundraiser to help this appeal, please call either Lindsey Atkin at Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House on 01485 542891, or email her lindsey.atkin@norfolkhospice.org.uk or call Julie Graham, at the Lynn News on 01553 817305, or email her julie.graham@jpress.co.uk

 
 
 

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