St Albans woman still raising cash for Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Fundraiser Anne Swanston presents a cheque for £5,300 to Crohn's and Colitis UK Ambassador Carrie Gr

Fundraiser Anne Swanston presents a cheque for £5,300 to Crohn's and Colitis UK Ambassador Carrie Grant and CEO David Barker - Credit: Archant

Thirteen years after the sudden death of her husband from a rare illness, Anne Swanston is still raising money in his name for a locally-based charity.

And last week Anne, who lives in St Albans, dropped in to Crohn’s and Colitis UK in Sutton Road to present the charity with a cheque for £6.300 raised at a charity ball in April and a ladies charity lunch in September, both under the umbrella of the Ian Swanston Charity Day.

TV singing coach Carrie Grant, who is ambassador for Crohn’s and Colitis, was there to make the draw for its Christmas raffle.

The ball was the fifth Ian Swanston Charity Ball Anne has organised at Sopwell House and it was attended by nearly 180 people. The charity lunch was the first such event she has held and it was such a success that it raised £1,000 for Crohn’s and Colitis.

With the golf days she has been organising for the past decade, the two most recent events brought the sum Anne has raised over the years for charity to over £140,000.

Anne said she was very proud of the fact that so many friends and family were so generous and readily supported the events which raised large amounts of much needed money for the charity in Ian’s memory.

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