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The Greyhound in Ixworth raises nearly £50,000 for My WiSH charity





A Suffolk pub which has raised thousands of pounds for a hospital charity is celebrating its latest fund-raising efforts.

The Greyhound in High Street, Ixworth, near Bury St Edmunds, has raised £6,005 for My WiSH this year – bringing its total to almost £46,000 raised over the years.

The funds has allowed the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust charity to buy two portable ECG machines and 10 blood pressure monitors.

From left, Sue Pearce, Elise Brooklyn (community heart failure nurse), Sinead Collins (service manager) Colin Pearce and Glynis and Ray Coleman. Picture: Submitted
From left, Sue Pearce, Elise Brooklyn (community heart failure nurse), Sinead Collins (service manager) Colin Pearce and Glynis and Ray Coleman. Picture: Submitted

Landlord Colin Pearce said: “We have been looked after so well by various departments in the hospital and so we like to give something back.

“My WiSH are great at being able to show us just where our donation is going which is fantastic and being able to meet the staff who will be using the equipment is great too.”

The village pub was recently crowned ‘Rural Pub of the Year’ by the region’s CAMRA team.

Sally Daniels, fundraising manager, said: “Once again we have to say a huge thank you to landlords, Colin and Sue Pearce, for their incredible fundraising.

“Special thanks to Glynis and Ray Coleman who are always on hand to help with the quiz nights.

“It’s a real community donation that will make a difference across Suffolk.”

Sinead Collins, who is the service manager for the cardiac rehabilitation team and Glemsford Surgery, said the surgery only had access to one ECG machine before but now have access to three.

She said: “The smaller ECG machines are already proving to be invaluable.

“Having more access to the machines means patients don’t require multiple appointments, so it saves both staff and patients’ time – and some of these patients are housebound so these home appointments are just so important.”

“Thank you so much to The Greyhound and all their customers for their support – it truly is going to make a difference.”