Full house for West Norfolk family bingo in aid of Critical Care

A West Norfolk family is ‘top of the shop’ after raising more than a thousand pounds for critical care staff at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Christine and Peter Howard along with their children and grandchildren organise bingos twice a year in Narborough Community Centre to raise money for local good causes.

More than 100 people went along to the last bingo on 17th December which raised £1,414.80 for the QEH’s Critical Care Unit.

Mrs Howard, who lives in Gayton, said: “We wanted to give something back to the Critical Care Unit staff as they have cared for a number of our friends and family.

“We would like to thank everyone who made the bingo such a success and we are delighted to have raised nearly £1,500. It is a fantastic amount and we can’t believe it.”

Mr and Mrs Howard were joined by their daughter Michelle Butler and granddaughter Corrina Butler to present the cheque to Nurse Consultant Nicola Cook.

She said: “I would like to thank Mr and Mrs Howard along with their family for this fantastic donation and the generosity of the people who donated. This will make a big difference to our patients and we are very grateful to all involved. The money will be put to a good use to buy either new equipment or support staff development.”


 Pictured from left are: Christine Howard, Corrina Butler, Michelle Butler, Peter Howard and Nurse Consultant Nicola Cook

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