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Disbanded club's one last gift to charity

PUBLISHED: 09:52 14 February 2019 | UPDATED: 10:41 14 February 2019

Pictured left to right are: Sylvia Bunt, Bob Bunt (in wheelchair), Joan Gilbertson, Vernon Alber, Graham Ward, Audrey Ward, Sister Callie McCartney, Nursing Assistant Kathy Brown and Sister Princess Neri Picture: SUBMITTED

Pictured left to right are: Sylvia Bunt, Bob Bunt (in wheelchair), Joan Gilbertson, Vernon Alber, Graham Ward, Audrey Ward, Sister Callie McCartney, Nursing Assistant Kathy Brown and Sister Princess Neri Picture: SUBMITTED

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A Sudbury support group which disbanded after more than 30 years has donated £1,100 to charity.

Sudbury New Hope Club gave the money to the My WiSH Charity, which supports West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

The cash has paid for a specialist wheelchair for patients to use on the stroke unit.

The club was started by occupational therapy staff at the Walnuttree Hospital in Sudbury in June 1984 and provided friendship and support to club members as well as activities such as outings, talks and quizzes.

Meetings were held once a month at St John’s Methodist Church hall but that all came to an end when it was disbanded at the end of 2017.

Its former secretary Joan Gilbertson said: “We had wonderful support over the years, but when we closed we said that we would give our money to My WiSH to support the stroke patients at the hospital.”

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