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Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre ‘bounceathon’ raises over £1,000 for charity

Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre’s charity ‘Bounceathon’ has raised over £1,000 for the Lily Webster Memorial Fund.

The centre held a 24hour Bouncethon from Friday 19th June, which saw over 150 people turn out to show their support. Attendees at the event were invited to come along and have a go on the centre’s trampolines, for as long as they desired, in return for a small donation to the charity. Many people chose to come and have a bounce throughout the night to show their dedication to the cause!

The event also saw a charity raffle taking place, with some fantastic prize giveaways, such as a free hair cut with any stylist at Toni and Guy in Bury St Edmunds, two child tickets to Colchester Zoo and tickets to Gravity Force.

The Lily Webster Memorial Fund helps to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), in memory of 15 year old Lily Webster. Lily, from Stowmarket, died in 2012 from sudden adult death syndrome. Lily used to attend regular trampolining classes at the centre.

CRY is a national charity, which aims to reduce the frequency of young sudden death by promoting and developing heart screening programmes and medical research.

Philipa Das, Everyone Active’s trampolining coach at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre and organiser of the event, commented: “Overall, the Bounceathon exceeded expectations, both in general support and in donations. The current amount raised is £1010 but this amount will increase slightly over the next few days as final calculations are made.
“We’d like to thank everybody who supported us in any way, whether it was bouncing, donating money, donating raffle prizes, making bacon butties or keeping us going with coffee, absolutely everything helped and is greatly appreciated. We’d also like to thank the companies who donated raffle prizes too!”

For further information on Everyone Active, please visit www.everyoneactive.com. For further information on Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), visit www.c-r-y.org.uk.