Donations help Lisa’s Fund reach new milestone

Pictured with two of the fund-raising team, Chris Barker and Ruth Donnally, are Ely town crier Avril

Pictured with two of the fund-raising team, Chris Barker and Ruth Donnally, are Ely town crier Avril Hayter Smith and the keeper of the bell, Graham Hayter Smith. - Credit: Archant

A busy few weeks for the Lisa Barnes Memorial Fund has seen the charity pass the £120,000 mark.

Fund-raisers were out in force at both the Soham Carnival and the Etheldreda Fair, in Ely, and the thousands of pounds raised across the two events helped the fund’s total pass £120,000.

The charity was set up in 2010 by Robert Barnes with an initial target of raising £100,000 for the Arthur Rank Hospice, in Cambridge.

Mr Barnes said: “Although I am organising fewer events, having reached my target of £100,000, the donations continue coming which is great news.

“I thought it would maybe come to a end but their is much work still to do, not least building the new hospice next to the Babraham park and ride car park on the outskirts of Cambridge.


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“I would also like to say once again a big thank you to the people of Ely, Soham and Littleport for their continued support, they are great.”

Lisa’s Fund volunteers will be in the outpatients department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, on June 18 and on July 5 before heading to Aquafest, in Ely, and the Girton Feast.

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