Invasion Colchester smashes £40K raised for Colchester Charities

Those wonderful people at Invasion Colchester handed a cheque for £5321.72 to St Helena Hospital after their continued success invading Colchester Town Centre with live characters from all manner of films, comics and books.

Held on 2nd of September 2017, this event was one of many organised by Simon Leonard, Kerrie Williams and their team of helpers and volunteers. The event also received much support from local businesses which donated raffle prizes and other help.

This brings the total raised by Invasion Colchester this year to a whopping £11,913.45 – for two local charities – and over £40,000 since the event was originally put together. Amazing!

Invasion Colchester was founded by Simon who survived H1N1 (Swine Flu) in 2011. The virus almost took his life and at one point his family were told to prepared for the worst. He wanted to do something to help raise money for the hospital which saved him. Simon later recruited Kerrie – manager of Ace Comics – to help him organise the event.

St Helena Hospice offers support to families, including children, before and after bereavement.

Colchester Hospitals Charity (CoHoC) is an NHS charity which works to provide many extras that cannot be supplied by the NHS alone. This is a cause close to home for me after my stepfather received life saving radiotherapy for throat cancer in 2016 in the the hospitals cancer department.

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to everyone involved, and an even bigger ‘thank you’.

The next Invasion with be Saturday 1st September 2018. You can follow the event on Facebook and Twitter.