David Ruffley MP supports Accumulator Challenge event for St Nicholas Hospice

Friday, 30 September, 2011

David Ruffley MP presented the Community Award at the Towergate Accumulator Challenge Presentation Ceremony on Thursday 29 September 2011.

The Challenge raised £40,000 this year and was run by St Nicholas Hospice, Bury St Edmunds, who provide long-term palliative care for patients with life-shortening illnesses.

Corporate Supporters were given £50 at the start of the summer and competed to see who could use the cash to create events to raise the most money to support St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The event gives the business community in West Suffolk and Thetford an opportunity to be as original, creative and challenging as they can. This year's events included flying in a Tiger Moth and competing in the 3-Peaks Challenge.

David Ruffley said: 'I am delighted that this year's participants raised so much money in such innovative ways. The money raised goes to an extremely good cause as St Nicholas needs to raise £10,000 for every day it provides care