Suffolk storage firm Box-it East has raised £700 from the sale of a Bury St Edmunds Wolf Trail sculpture to support CLIC Sargent.
A total of 26 wolves were created by local artists from a variety of materials such as metal, willow, wood and topiary as part of the Bury St Edmunds Wolf Trail to celebrate the legend of St Edmund's Wolf, which is said to have guarded King Edmund’s head after he was captured and killed by the Danes.
Risby-based document storage company and long-standing CLIC Sargent supporter, Box-it East sponsored the topiary-covered wolf created by local artist Steve Manning which, at the final auction of the artworks, sold for £700.
Claire Brooks, managing director of Box-it East, said: “We knew that our Box-it wolf would be a firm favourite and were really pleased it raised such a fantastic amount for the charity.”
A grand total of around £10,000 was raised in total for various charities from the sale of the wolves.
The next challenge
Claire and six members of her team at Box-it East will next month take part in the Insane Terrain Mud Challenge to raise further funds for CLIC Sargent.
Claire added: “We have been fundraising for CLIC Sargent for a number of years and are passionate about the support they provide to children and young people with cancer.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner said: “We are so grateful to Box-it for donating this fantastic amount to support our work with children and young people with cancer.
“The amount raised could pay for a family to stay in a CLIC Sargent Home from Home for more than three weeks where they will receive free self-catering accommodation near to specialist children’s cancer treatment centres.”