Summer bazaar raises cash for Corby hospice

Community fundraiser Paul Marlow with Corby mayor Mohammed Raham at the summer bazaar
Community fundraiser Paul Marlow with Corby mayor Mohammed Raham at the summer bazaar

People turned out in the sunshine for the summer bazaar at Lakelands Hospice in Corby today.

The event took place in the grounds of the hospice, in Butland Road, but the outdoor attractions were moved from the back of the hospice to the front after rain left the ground boggy.

The summer bazaar at Lakelands Hospice in Corby

The summer bazaar at Lakelands Hospice in Corby

There were various stalls and attractions including bouncy castles and face painting.

Community fundraiser Paul Marlow said: “We had the famous Lakelands tombola, crafts, jewellery and cakes all made by patients and volunteers.

“All in all it was a really good day and the sun peeked through occassionally.

“We had a few bits inside but it was mostly outdoors.

“As ever, thank you to all the patients and volunteers for their help and support - without them there wouldn’t be an event.”

Mr Marlow said the money raised would keep the hospice going.

He said: “We have Christmas, Easter and summer bazaars, they are traditional annual events. Over 12 months we try to have something for everyone on and the money all goes into the same pot, to raise £475,000 that we need a year to keep Lakelands doing what it does.

“As ever Lakelands is for the people of Corby, it’s funded by the people of Corby - we get no NHS funding, it’s purely on donations.

“Everything has been funded by Corby people, it’s humbling.”