Our Wheely Big Appeal received a welcome helping hand from students and staff from the King’s Lynn campus of The College of West Anglia.
The campaign aims to fundraise £24,000 to buy 30 new indoor wheelchairs for use at the hospital.
Samuel Harrison and Jordan Jones, who are on the Uniformed Services course, and the college’s National Citizen Service Recruitment Officer Freddie Schunmann spent three hours in the hospital’s reception last Friday (March 16), highlighting the cause with collection tins.
Samuel said he was pleased to be helping future patients and visitors to the hospital who needed a wheelchair and Jordan felt it was important to give time to a community project.
Between the three of them £187.11 was raised to add to the appeal total, which now stands at £19,477.
Mr Schunmann said afterwards: “It’s been absolutely fantastic. It’s been a great opportunity for us as a college and NCS to get involved in a good cause.”
Samuel said: “I’ve been amazed by the generosity of the public.”
And Jordan added: “They can relate to what we are raising money for.”
Laurence Morlaàs, Fundraising Executive at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust, was delighted to receive the offer of help from the college.
She added: “We’re very grateful to Freddie, Samuel and Jordan for their time. Also, the King’s Lynn and Wisbech campuses are considering taking part in the 10K Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) on May 6 in support of the appeal which would be brilliant!
“Community support such as this is helping us edge ever nearer the £24,000 target so that we can equip the Trust with a fleet of 30 extra wheelchairs and improve patient experience.”
Anybody wishing to support the appeal can send a cheque payable to Wheely Big Appeal to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn, PE30 4ET or donate to www.justgiving.com/qehkl-wheelybigappeal
For further information please contact, Laurence Morlaàs, Fundraising Executive, on 01553 613373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org