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Katie Byford raises £1,465 for St Nicholas Hospice Care

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Congratulations to Sociology, Psychology and Photography student Katie Byford on raising nearly £1,500 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

“My grandfather has been benefiting from the work of the hospice,” explains Katie, ” so I wanted to do whatever I could to help. I organised a disco in Cheveley near Newmarket and got all my friends and family, and also lots of members of the public to come along.”

Miranda McCoy, Community Fundraiser at St Nicholas Hospice, says: “We were amazed to hear that Katie had managed to raise £1,465 for the hospice, and we were delighted that all her hard work and effort had paid off. Katie organised everything herself and was extremely thorough with everything she did.

“At present time, the hospice needs to raise £11,000 a day to keep our vital services running and we rely heavily on support from people like Katie. We are also thrilled to see someone of such a young age show such compassion to a local charity that helps so many people within Katie’s local area. I also understand this wasn’t Katie’s first fundraising event, as she raised over £900 last year for the Arthur Rank Hospice.

“We are extremely grateful to to Katie for all her hard work and determination; she really is a credit to Long Road and we hope Katie continues with her amazing charitable work.”

Long Road Sixth Form College will be organising a special ‘tea and cake’ event for Katie as part of our new programme to reward students who have made a difference to their community.

Photo: Katie is in the middle, with her grandmother first left and Miranda McCoy second left.

Find out more about the work of St Nicholas Hospice: http://www.stnicholashospice.org.uk/