Rickinghall’s community spirit brought to life as charity sale raises £2,000

Rickinghall charity jumble sale for St Nicholas Hospice - from left to right: Jennie Labdon, Miranda McCoy, Carol Amps.
Rickinghall charity jumble sale for St Nicholas Hospice - from left to right: Jennie Labdon, Miranda McCoy, Carol Amps.

Rickinghall was hustling and bustling with the spirit of community and generosity earlier this month as more than £2,000 was raised for a charity through the sale of unwanted possessions.

The bring-and-buy jumble sale, held at the village hall on Saturday, September 5, for the benefit of the Bury St Edmunds-based St Nicholas Hospice Care, gained such strong support throughout the day that the sale had to be extended beyond the hall due to the sheer volume of donated items.

Carol Amps, who helped to organise the event along with Jennie Labdon and a team of fellow helpers, said: “Everyone involved worked their socks off and I had really good support from the village. I couldn’t have done it without them.”

In total, £2,151 was collected from the sale, to go towards the care of people suffering with terminal and life shortening illnesses.

Miranda McCoy, St Nicholas Hospice Care Community Fundraiser, added: “Thank you to Carol and her team for organising such a successful event – it just shows that a marvellous sum can be raised from a jumble sale.

“Funds such as this are really important and help us to make living with dying better for people across West Suffolk and South Norfolk.”