REVIEW OF THE YEAR: A Local Wish launched in February

A Local Wish presentation.
A Local Wish presentation.

The people of Fenland really got behind a new charity that was launched in February.

A Local Wish was set up by local businesswomen Christina Purcell and Nickie Bantoft with the aim of making local people’s wishes come true.

A host of fundraising events were set up throughout the year, from a dress auction to a family fun day, and people organised their own events to raise cash for the cause.

Thousands of pounds was raised and the recipients were awarded their gifts in November. Three West Norfolk families, who all have children with cystic fibrosis, were given £1,000 towards a holiday or experience. Fenland Gymnastics Academy was also awarded £1,000 and March mum Sarah Tustin was given £250 for a mini break.