Sainsbury’s Race Night gambol raises over £310

A number of counsellors, volunteers and directors from the Kernos Centre were among those assembled at Sainsbury’s in Sudbury last Sunday evening (27th July) for a fun event with a difference.

Sainsbury’s provided the venue and organised the event – a Race Night which involved pledging money on a series of 10 randomly selected filmed races for horses, dogs and even, amusingly, pigs (!) from various tracks around the country – with the profits going towards our continuing fundraising quest.

Individual race winners from Kernos included Nicola Thorogood, Paul Gallifent, Sue Newton, Julia Stacey, Sue De’Ath, Sheila Joseph and Annabel Wyatt, while the Sainsbury’s Rose Bowl Trophy for the last race of the night’s winning ‘owner’ went to Kernos administration support volunteer Linda Kievenaar and her husband Peter – well done to all our winners!

Enthusiastic (if not always successful!) bets placed during the evening resulted in an accumulated ‘Tote’ profit of over £310 – making a significant contribution to the Kernos Centre’s coffers.

Accepting the money from Sainsbury’s Deputy Manager Mark Jamieson (left), director Chris Boatwright proposed a special vote of thanks to him: “…for all his efforts, which have really been above and beyond our expectations”.

Mark was the person responsible for making the Kernos Centre the store’s charity of choice during the last twelve months – and the Race Night provided a fitting conclusion to what has been a valuable and much-appreciated partnership.

If you would like to help the Centre by adding to the funding raised by the Race Night – you can do so either by:

sending a cheque, made out to ‘The Kernos Centre’, to Kernos Centre, 32-34 Friars Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2AG


clicking on the Donate Now button ant the top of the screen and following the instructions.

If you are a taxpayer, your contribution could also be eligible for Gift Aid – which means that every £10 contributed is worth £12.50 to us. For a Gift Aid Declaration form, please contact us – either at the above address or by e-mail at