Nisa store raises hundreds of pounds for Thaxted Church and Cancer Research
- Credit: Archant
Hundreds of pounds raised by shoppers at the Guildhall Stores in Thaxted will go back into helping the community – and keeping them warm.
Every year store owners Ashok and Devi Khunti fundraise annually for different causes. This time the record six hundred pounds raised over the last year will be split between Thaxted Church and the local Cancer Research branch.
Two lucky donors also won a drinks and food hamper courtesy of the Khuntis.
Father Chris Brown of Thaxted Church, said:
“This is a tremendous community effort over a sustained period by Ashok and Devi. We have just put in new heating into the church which enables us to have a number of community groups meet here.
You may also want to watch:
“For the first time in its 600 year history the church is warm throughout.
“Now we just have to pay for it – this money is very, very gratefully received and appreciated.”
- 1 The number of Indian variant Covid cases in Uttlesford
- 2 Saffron Walden young triathletes dominate at national qualifier
- 3 Tools collection is a huge success
- 4 District heroes named in Queen's Birthday Honours list
- 5 Bronze Age and Roman treasures go on display at museum
- 6 Village leader awarded BEM for community centre build and more
- 7 Revealed: images of new hospital that aims to be carbon neutral
- 8 Hotel on Duxford IWM site given go-ahead after council re-vote
- 9 Ibiza legend Dave Pearce and Clockwork Orange Andy Manston at garden party
- 10 Fête de la Musique returns to Walden - with nine music venues
Devi Khunti added: “We like to help the community where we can. “We would like to thank all the people who supported the charities and helped with the fundraising.”