The Queen Elizabeth hospital’s ‘Wheely Big Appeal’ rolls on at pace with over £17,000 raised, enabling the purchase of 20 of the 30 chairs targeted.
Funds for the latest two chairs (£1,600) have been donated by the Priory Rotary Club of King’s Lynn who have raised the money throughout the year.
The Rotary Club often support local charities and decided that the hospital’s Wheely Big Appeal was a worthy beneficiary. The Rotary Club donated £800 and this was then generously matched by their own charity, the Rotary Foundation, who were able to raise the total donation figure to £1,600.
Throughout the year the club holds multiple fundraising activities such as golf days, Easter egg trials, bingo evenings and fundraising collections.
Ken Banks, the President of Priory Rotary Club, said: “It’s always great to support our local community and this is a great cause. I tried one of the chairs out and they are very comfortable, it felt like the Rolls Royce of wheelchairs!”
Laurence Morlaàs, Hospital Fundraising Executive said: “It is fantastic to receive the support of the Priory Rotary Club. Their efforts equate to the purchase of two wheelchairs which will be of great use to our patients, enabling them to have greater freedom within the hospital to move around wards, attend clinics or to use our onsite facilities.”
With 10 further chairs still required there is still time to offer your support to the appeal by visiting the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/qehkl-wheelybigappeal or sending a cheque by making it payable to: ‘Wheely Big Appeal’, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn, PE30 4ET.
Individuals, local companies, organisations and groups are also able to sponsor wheelchairs and have their name, company details (if applicable) and logo displayed on the chair. This sponsorship opportunity can be for a whole chair – £800, half of a chair – £400 or simply for one of the chair’s four wheels. Every donation counts!
For more information please contact hospital Fundraising Executive, Ms Laurence Morlaàs, QEH, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn, PE30 4ET or 01553 613373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: (back row), left to right, David Mills Chairman Community and Vocational Service, Jon Green Queen Elizabeth Hospital Chief Executive, Ken Banks, President of Priory Rotary Club, Dr Peter Tasker Chairman Foundation Committee, (front row) Derek Stringer, Public Relations and Publicity Officer, Robert Jones Vice-President