CHEQUES for three chosen charities close to a resident’s heart have been handed out equally.

Suzanne and Nick Howe completed the 19-mile Orwell Walk Challenge earlier this summer to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, For the Love of Maisy and Ramsey War Memorial Hall.

The couple, of Wix Road, Ramsey, raised a total of £1,314 from the walk, which they have split between the three charities.

Suzanne, 46, said: “I was honoured to be able to present Maisy with £438.”

Maisy Kidd-Munnery, from Dovercourt, has cerebral palsy and a severe form of epilepsy.

The 13-year-old is also blind and has scoliosis of the spine.

The money will help Maisy’s family with alterations to a specialist chair she has as well as ongoing therapies.

Suzanne said: “Maisy’s family were thrilled with the amount raised as this will be a huge help towards adjustments to a specialist chair Maisy has and also for ongoing therapies.

“It was a great honour for me to be able to do something to help and wonderful being able to give the presentation cheque to Maisy.”

Suzanne took part in the Orwell Walk Challenge in honour of her dad Bob Taylor, who died in December 2017 from a heart attack.

His mobility declined to the point where he could barely walk before he died, so Suzanne wanted to take the steps he couldn’t while raising money for the British Heart Foundation.

She said: ”I have sent off my donation of £438 to the British Heart Foundation and the remaining £438 has been received by Ramsey War Memorial Hall.

“Of course none of this would have been possible without the generous support of people donating and also Natwest Bank gifting £250.”

Suzanne has been a a trustee of the hall for the past six years.