"Brave the Shave" by Tom Hunt MP
Published on 26 May 2020 04:06 PM
Tom Hunt MP has raised an incredible £2,300 by "Braving the Shave" to raise money to help older people in Suffolk through the current crisis - thank you so much Tom!
Tom said "My aim was to raise about £2,000 so I’m glad we ended up raising a little bit more than that. I would like to thank all of those who made a donation, I think it goes to show how many people value the work Age UK Suffolk carry out. They are one of many local charities playing a pivotal role during the COVID-19 outbreak supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
At a time when the role that local charities have to play has never been more important there are a number of challenges that have made traditional fundraising activities difficult. We need charities such as Age UK Suffolk more than ever, and I would encourage people to support them in whatever way they can."
Jo Reeder, Head of Fundraising and Marketing at Age UK Suffolk said “We were delighted and slightly surprised when Mr Hunt’s office got in touch to say that he would like to support us in this great initiative. Mr Hunt has supported Age UK Suffolk from the outset of the coronavirus outbreak and is talking to older constituents, raising older people’s concerns in parliament and generally advocating the needs of older people at this difficult time. This incredible amount raised, will help us to continue our vital work in supporting people on a daily basis with shopping and welfare calls.”