Chris Kamara backs Boston building society fundraiser

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Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

Marie Curie Ambassador and football pundit Chris Kamara has backed a Norwich & Peterborough Building Society football fundraiser in Boston which it hopes will shoot it towards its £1 million target for the Hour of Need campaign.

The society’s branch in Boston, on Market Place, will be inviting customers and the public to become fundraising fans and support Marie Curie on Wednesday, June 29.

There will be football themed cakes for sale, a football sweepstake and a guess the football sweets in a jar competition, with every £20 funding one hour of Marie Curie nursing care.

Kamara, said: “There has been some unbelievable fundraising happening for Marie Curie, thanks to the Society’s Hour of Need campaign.

“Customers and colleagues from around the country have so far helped to raise a fantastic £900,000 and with continued support, we can help them on their way to reaching their £1 million goal.”

Cheryl Jennings, manager of the Boston branch of N&P Building Society, said: “We’re so proud that customers in Boston have helped us be on the ball and make this the Society’s most successful ever national fundraising campaign.

The Hour of Need campaign is having a real impact on terminally ill people and their families and we will continue to raise even more money throughout the rest of the year.

“We’re hoping to get plenty of local support for our football themed activities on the day.”

The Society’s Hour of Need campaign was launched in 2014 with the aim of raising £500,000 by December 2016. Thanks to the strength of support this was reached a year early with the current total standing at over £900,000, the Society has now set its sights on reaching £1million.

If you would like to make a donation in support of the Hour of Need campaign, then you can visit the JustGiving page. This can be found at visit www.justgiving.com/hourofneed