Fundraising by Lions groups in the West Norfolk and surrounding area proved to be a roaring success by raising more than £16,000 for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Members of the King’s Lynn, Downham Market, Swaffham, Hunstanton and Wells groups rallied round to organise a host of events over nine months to buy new chemotherapy pumps for the Hospital’s Macmillan Care and Treatment Centre.
Decorating Hunstanton in bras and boxer shorts along with quizzes, a dinner and dance, coffee morning, sponsored walk, Easter Egg raffles and auction were among the fantastic fundraisers organised by the groups.
District Chairman Paul Southerton said: “We are really pleased to have raised so much money for such a good cause.
“We have more than achieved what we set out to do in and it has taken us just nine months. The groups have had a lot of fun on this campaign and we hope that it will make a difference to the patients at the Macmillan Centre.”
On Tuesday, June 27, Hospital Chief Executive Jon Green was presented with a number of cheques by representatives from the groups. It is hoped the money will buy more than five pumps.
The cheques totalled:
– £3,000 from Downham Market Lions
– £415 from Downham Market Lionesses
– £3,500 from Hunstanton Lions
– £3,000 from King’s Lynn Lions
– £3,600 from Swaffham Lions
– £1,000 from Swaffham Lionesses
– £1,600 from Wells Lions
Speaking to the Lions in the London Road Methodist Church Mr Green said: “I would like to thank you for what you have achieved for the hospital individually and collectively.
“All of your efforts have made a significant contribution to the lives of the people who are treated in the Macmillan Unit.
“You have given something back to our community and that is something I am very keen on as the Hospital is a big part of the community.
“I would like to thank you on behalf of the patients of West Norfolk for this fantastic achievement.”