East of England Co-op kick off summer holidays with a family fun day in Hadleigh for Macmillan Cancer Support

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Families in Hadleigh look set to enjoy a family fun day for charity this weekend thanks to the efforts of an East of England Co-op Team Manager.

Local children will be able to get their summer holidays off to a great start at the family fun day, which takes place on Saturday 28th July 2018 between 10:00am - 2:00pm at the East of England Co-op supermarket on Hadleigh High Street. Families will be able to take part in a store-based treasure hunt, face-painting and a ‘hook a duck’ competition. 

East of England Co-op Team Manager Vanessa Mitchell has organised the event to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support in support for her brother Mark Cole, who was diagnosed with cancer last year.

Vanessa said; “In May 2017 my brother was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma stage 4 brain tumour. Macmillan Cancer Support helped our family have fun even during the sad times, so I decided to take on some challenges as a thank you for all of their incredible work.

“The family fun day on Saturday will provide parents and children with a fantastic start to their summer holidays. I am very grateful for the East of England Co-op’s support towards my fundraising efforts and I hope that we are able to raise as much money as possible for a truly worthwhile cause.”

Ahead of Saturday’s activities, Mark will be collecting donations while Vanessa and friend Kila Brown take it in turns to cycle for an incredible 14 hours on a static spin bike at the store on Friday 27th July 2018, from 7:00am until 9:00pm.

To help raise funds, the East of England Co-op is also running a raffle in-store from Thursday 26th July 2018 until Saturday 28th July 2018, with a prize draw offering all entrants the chance to win £50 worth of East of England Co-op vouchers. 

Vanessa’s charity endeavours continue throughout the year and she is also taking part in the London to Brighton cycle ride for The Brain Tumour Charity on Sunday 16th September 2018 as well as running the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 14th October 2018 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

To sponsor Vanessa visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/vanessamitchellrpfhm20188726