Local Funeral Arrangers scaling new heights for charity

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Jack Robinson and Aaron Farrell, funeral arrangers at the Meredith Greengrass East of England Co-op Funeral Services, will be scaling the ArcelorMittal Orbital in London in support of the West Suffolk Hospital’s My WiSH Charity.

On Saturday 10th June, the colleagues and friends will be abseiling down the 262ft structure that was designed and built for the 2012 London Olympics. Hoping to raise over £500 for the charity Jack Robinson, funeral arranger at the Bury St Edmunds branch, said: “West Suffolk Hospital does a fantastic job looking after those in need of their care. Donations made to the My WiSH Charity help the hospital to make improvements and buy much needed equipment that otherwise they would not be able to afford.”   

The My WiSH Charity was created in 1995 and supports over 91 individual funds across the hospital. Their aim is to enhance the care and support given to patients, families and the hospital staff. 

Sue Smith, fundraising manager for My WiSH, said: “Jack and Aaron have supported the charity in so many ways in the past and this challenge really shows how much they are prepared to do to support their local hospital. We are delighted that they agreed to do this 262ft free-fall abseil.”

Fortunately both Jack and Aaron have a head-for-heights, having completed a skydive in 2016 to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice and repairs to St Mary’s Church in Combs, Stowmarket whose roof had been damaged by lead thieves.

If you would like to help Jack and Aaron reach their £500 target in support of the My WiSH Charity, you can make a donation via their Just Giving page, at www.justgiving.com/Meredith-Greengrass.