June Horton’s annual fund-raising to help those less fortunate than herself reached its tenth anniversary this year when she and partner, Mick Gilboy, presented £3,000 to local charities on Saturday.
The money was handed over in front of some of her many supporters at June’s Bar on McDonnell’s Shepherds Port Caravan Park, Snettisham. It brings the total raised since 2006 to over £23,000.
The money was split between the Big C charity and the Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House.
Over the years many other organisations have benefited from her hard work and the generosity of her supporters, including Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Hunstanton lifeboat.
One special contribution was made by caravan owner and summer visitor, Peter Wright, who contributed £835 in sponsorship when he ran in the GEAR 10K road race at the beginning of May. “June inspired me to do it,” he said afterwards.
Clive Evans, Big C’s new director of Income Generation for Norfolk and Waveney, said the money would go towards support for people with cancer and their families and for research.
Rebekah Mills, marketing manager for the Norfolk Hospice, said the charity, which moved in to new and larger premises in Hillington thirteen months ago, now needed £2,000,000 a year.
“We are now able to care for even more people, living locally, with life-shortening illness such as cancer and neurological illnesses such as Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson’s and many others.”
Ms Horton, pictured above with Mr Evans, Ms Mills and supporters, thanked everyone who helped raise the money.
“People are so generous,” she said.