Fundraising

Bingo raises £825 to support cancer patients

A bingo organised in memory of a young mother who lost her battle to cancer has raised £825 for patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Jamie King was treated at the hospital for stomach cancer but sadly lost her fight against the disease in 2003.

Her mother Beverley Boon, along with friend Josie High, organise an annual bingo and raffle to give something back to The QEH’s Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment Centre.

The latest session, which was held on 21st August in Pott Row, raised £825, which was presented to Matron Dawn Slack by Mrs Boon and Mrs High.

Mrs Boon, of Roydon, said: “We have been raising money in Jamie’s memory for 15 years and we are pleased to donate £825.”

Matron Slack said the money will be used to buy chairs to help chemotherapy patients.

She said: “We would like to say thank you to Beverley and Josie for continuing to raise money for us such a long time. We really appreciate the effort and our patients will benefit from this hard work.”

                                                              —ENDS—

 Matron Dawn Slack, centre, receives a cheque from Josie High and Beverley Boon

For the press release and picture please click here

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