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Suffolk Police Cadets Soapbox challenge for West Suffolk Hospital charity

Soapbox cart
Stowmarket Volunteer Police Cadets and their leaders will be taking part in a charity Soapbox Challenge to raise money for My WiSH charity, which supports West Suffolk Hospital.

The event will take place on Saturday 31 August from 10:30am until 3pm at the Priory School in Bury St Edmunds, and will see a number of homemade, unpowered go-cart soapboxes race through a downhill course, featuring obstacles, ramps and turns.

Police Cadet, Hannah Crane, will be driving the police cart which was built by her father, Mark Crane, with the assistance of the cadet unit.

PPG Industries in Stowmarket provided the livery for the cadet entry, and the £100 entry fee was kindly donated by a member of the public.

Inspector Andrew Martin said: “Stowmarket Volunteer Police Cadets have been an avid supporter of the charity for a number of years, supporting the work they do to improve the lives of patients and families of West Suffolk Hospital. PCSO Dave Harvey, who coordinated the Suffolk Cadet’s entry, Mark Crane and the Cadet Unit are continuing that support again this year in this unique event.

“Our thanks go particularly to Mark and PCSO Harvey, for whom the entry would not be possible, but also to all those who donated materials and the resident who supported our entry.”

My WiSH is the registered charity of West Suffolk Hospital, and the money raised from the race will go towards the Butterfly Fund which supports palliative care.

Supporters can donate through the team’s Just Giving page: