Media Release

Brancaster man leaves legacy to Queen Elizabeth Hospital

A retired lorry driver has bequeathed £12,000 to three departments in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn.

Kenny Lake, 94, of Thornham, left a legacy of £1,000 for Rudham Ward, £1,000 for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and £10,000 for the Macmillan Centre.

Holding a special place in his heart, Kenny wanted to give something back to The Macmillan Care and Treatment Centre, which treated 3 members of his family. Joan, Kenny’s late wife, his sister Audrey Oldfield and niece Caroline Harper were treated here. Kenny was also treated for bowel cancer in the hospital.

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Kenny’s brother John, along with Caroline and Audrey presented the three cheques Health Play Assistant Kelly Hodgson for Rudham; Mandy Stratton, Macmillan Co-Production Lead for the Macmillan Centre; and Lead Paediatrics Nurse Carley Gibbens for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Kenny’s niece has fond memories of her uncle. Caroline said: “Kenny was a wonderful man. He had nothing but praise for all staff and services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

“From the ambulance team to the nurses and ward staff, Kenny was grateful and appreciative for everyone in the NHS.”



 Pictured from left to right: Caroline Harper, Carley Gibbons Lead Paediatrics Nurse, Audrey Oldfield, Kelly Hodgson Health Play Assistant, John Lake and Mandy Stratton Macmillan Co-Production Lead

Pictured: Kenny Lake


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