£1,000 boost for Norfolk hospice charity, thanks to Elgood’s Brewery in Wisbech

Presentation to Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House: L-r, Nigel Elgood, Sheila Wright and Andrew Hawkins.

Presentation to Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House: L-r, Nigel Elgood, Sheila Wright and Andrew Hawkins. Picture: Elgood's - Credit: Archant

Fundraising throughout the year at Elgood's Brewery in Wisbech has topped more than £1,000 for the Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House.

A cheque for £1,045.50 was handed over to Andrew Hawkins, of Tapping House, at the brewery's Christmas event on Sunday.

A raffle and a 'guess the cake's weight' competition held over the course of the weekend's events raised £146.

Prizes included Christmas cakes and a Christmas pudding, made and donated by Sheila Wright, from Sutton St James.

There were also a selection of items donated by Elgood's, RM Plater family butcher, in Elizabeth Terrace, Wisbech, and craft fair stallholders.

Fundraising earlier in the year included contributions from stallholders at the May and September craft fairs held in the brewery gardens, which raised £420, and a raffle at the Wisbech jazz club event on Fathers' Day last June. This was organised by Dave and Sheila Dyer, and raised £277.50. Further donations were given by garden visitors and brewery staff.

Jessica Walker, of Hillington-based Norfolk Hospice, said: 'We are extremely grateful for the continued support provided by the staff and visitors at Elgood's Brewery.

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'All the funds raised go directly to providing vital care to people with life-limiting illnesses in the local community.'

Have you been raising money throughout the year for a good cause? Email david.bale2@archant.co.uk

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