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Bridge Project in Sudbury benefits from £1,000 donation by Belchamp Morris dancing troupe




A morris dancing troupe is keen to continue supporting charities in Sudbury, after raising £1,000 for the benefit of a social enterprise.

Members of the Belchamp Morris group gathered on Market Hill on Saturday to hand over a cheque to representatives of The Bridge Project, before performing at various local pubs alongside Norwich-based Morris organisation Kitwitches.

The money was raised from a traditional kaley barn dance event last year, as well as proceeds from the sales of metal and leather badges.

The Belchamp Morris Group present a cheque for over a £1000 to The Bridge Project in Sudbury..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (25974478)
The Belchamp Morris Group present a cheque for over a £1000 to The Bridge Project in Sudbury..Pic - Richard Marsham/RMG Photography. (25974478)

Derek Stokes, from the Belchamp Morris troupe, said the fundraising total was a surprise, having collected £400 a year earlier for Prostate Cancer UK.

“We are really pleased with that amount,” he told the Free Press. “We chose to support a Sudbury charity because, even though we are based in Belchamp, this is effectively our home town.”