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£2,000 boost for charity as pub donates quiz night funds

Vickie Cunnane (centre) with a cheque for over £2,000 for Parkinson's UK, which was raised at The White Horse in Chedgrave. She is pPictured with Valerie Osborne,Terry Cunnane, Michael Osborne, Jenny Bemment, Simon Peck and Joan Morris. 
Picture: Nick Butcher.

Vickie Cunnane (centre) with a cheque for over £2,000 for Parkinson's UK, which was raised at The White Horse in Chedgrave. She is pPictured with Valerie Osborne,Terry Cunnane, Michael Osborne, Jenny Bemment, Simon Peck and Joan Morris. Picture: Nick Butcher.

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More than £2,000 has been donated to a charity which supports people with Parkinson's, raised through a pub's monthly quiz nights.

Vickie Cunnane outside the Parkinson's UK shop in Chedgrave at the opening last May. Picture: Nick Butcher.Vickie Cunnane outside the Parkinson's UK shop in Chedgrave at the opening last May. Picture: Nick Butcher.

The White Horse in Chedgrave has been supporting local charities for many years, including the MS Therapy Centre in Chedgrave and the Chet and Waveney Link of Chernobyl Children’s Life Line.

And this year, the team decided to donate money raised from its quiz nights to Parkinson’s UK, with a new shop supporting the charity launched in the village last year.

The quiz nights are compiled by Sue Edwards, helped by Liz Grieve as the scorer.

Mrs Edwards said: “This year Parkinson’s UK was chosen partly because it is close to my heart as I have family members with the condition but also because there is a local support group that meet at The White Horse and of course the shop was opened in 2017.

“We have broken all previous records for the amount raised and this year have £2,017 to be handed over.”

The funds were presented at this month’s quiz night on January 8 to Val Osborne, a representative from the Parkinson’s UK shop in Langley Road, Chedgrave, who will pass the donation on to the charity.

The shop, which is believed to be the first of its kind in East Anglia, is run by Vickie Cunnane who suffers from the disease.

Since its opening back in May, more than £3,000 has been raised for the cause, with the shop selling a wide range of items including clothes, pictures and children’s toys. It also gives people who suffer from Parkinson’s an opportunity to speak to someone for advice and information.

Mrs Cunnane said: “It’s absolutely fantastic how much they raised, they are so generous at The White Horse.

“I would like to say a big thank you to the landlord Simon Peck and all his staff.”

The quiz money is raised through the £1 per person entry fee, along with raffles held at each event. A bucket collection was also held at the pub’s annual firework display and at a private ladies dinner held at Mrs Edwards’ home.

To keep up to date with the work at the charity shop, search for Charity Shop in aid of Parkinson’s UK on Facebook.

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