Snettisham bar’s fundraising breaks through £20,000 barrier

Surrounded by customers June Horton and Mick Gilroy hold up the cheque for �2,609.68.   In front of June Horton, in blue, are Bridge for Heroes' Roy and Ann Johnson.   On their right is Big C representative,  Daniel Williams. ANL-140411-112805001
Surrounded by customers June Horton and Mick Gilroy hold up the cheque for �2,609.68. In front of June Horton, in blue, are Bridge for Heroes' Roy and Ann Johnson. On their right is Big C representative, Daniel Williams. ANL-140411-112805001
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Customers of June’s Bar, on the McDonnell’s Shepherds Port caravan park, Snettisham, have raised £2,609.68 for the Big C and Bridge for Heroes charities with a summer of fundraising events.

Surrounded by many of those who helped with the fund-raising effort June Horton and partner, Mick Gilboy, presented the money to the two charities at a ceremony outside the bar on Saturday.

The fundraising began with a charity day on the May bank holiday Monday where a third charity, the Norfolk Hospice also had a stall.

It kicked off the summer’s effort by raising £1,024.15. A series of smaller events and competitions throughout the summer season added nearly another £1,600.

Ms Horton said: “We’ve been going nine years and so far we’ve raised well over £20,000.”

Charities to benefit have included Great Ormond Street Hospital, Cancer Research, the East Anglia Air Ambulance and the Hunstanton lifeboat.

The Big C opened a new branch in Lynn just over a year ago. The new branch has been so successful that the days it is open with soon increase from three to five.

“It’s for people who are affected by cancer, not only patients but carers and families. We offer counselling, therapy, including complementary therapy, welfare rights and a financial service,” said Big C representative, Daniel Williams.

Bridge for Heroes liaison officers Roy and Ann Johnson, said: “We are a local charity, based in King’s Lynn.

“Primarily we work to detect early signs of post-traumatic stress. Basically we deal with serving personnel and veterans and their families.”

Both charities expressed their gratitude to June Horton and her helpers and supporters for their generous efforts.