Fun day gets money rolling in!

PUBLISHED: 07:23 31 August 2006 | UPDATED: 09:49 31 May 2010

Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A FUN-filled family day at Saffron Walden Common raised more than £3000 for the Motor Neurone Disease charity fund on Saturday. The event was organised by Waitrose after a staff member was diagnosed with the illness last year. Saffron Walden mayor Cllr Hi

A FUN-filled family day at Saffron Walden Common raised more than £3000 for the Motor Neurone Disease charity fund on Saturday.

The event was organised by Waitrose after a staff member was diagnosed with the illness last year.

Saffron Walden mayor Cllr Hilary Shibata opened the event with help from Waitrose's Joan Malkin.

Assistant checkouts' manager Carol Ogilvie said: "The whole day was a totally humbling experience, a word I've yet to find in the dictionary, but which sums up the generosity of the community perfectly."

As well as money raised on the day, £1000 was donated by Mark Sanders and some of his fellow Saffron Walden County High School students who completed tandem parachute jumps."

A Weetabix Challenge proved a hit with the winner eating a Weetabix in just 47 seconds.

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