Cheryl plans Severals charity show

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Cheryl Scotland-Wigg, one the Olympic Torch bearers who carried the flame through Newmarket back in 2012, is organising a special charity event next month.

Together with Hamish Turner, who runs the town’s Prince of Wales pub in Granby Street, she is organising a charity fun day on The Severals on July 19.

All proceeds from the event, which will be on between 1 and 7pm, will be donated to the Motor Neurone Disease charity.

“We are having bouncy castles and slides, stalls, fun fair rides, Zorb balls, hook a duck, beat the goalie, fire engine, stocks, a bar, food stalls, plus demonstrations from Hour of Power,” said Cheryl.

There will also be a fun dog show organised by Kate Hamilton and live music from Akimbo. Up for auction will an Ipswich Town football shirt signed by players and donated by the club’s midfielder Jay Tabb.

Cheryl said: “I am really hoping that will raise plenty of money. But what I really need now are some more raffle prizes. Also we would like to hear from anyone who is interested in having a stall on the day or any group who would like to do a performance or a demonstration.”

She added: “This is all for a very good cause and one which is very close my heart because I know how this disease has affected the lives of people I know and that is what has inspired me to hold this event. For more information call Cheryl on 07826343455 or email