Media Release

Right Royal good time for Gavin at Garden Party

A Docking man who has raised more than £60,000 to help cancer patients in West Norfolk had a right royal time at Buckingham Palace.

Gavin English has raised more than £60,000 for the hospital’s Cancer Care and Treatment Fund in memory of his wife Frances.

On Tuesday, 21 May, Gavin and his daughter Belinda Penkethman were among hundreds of people who enjoyed a visit to the palace and its gardens. The Queen was also present.

Gavin said: “It was a wonderful day! Going through the front door of the palace was really impressive.

“The gardens were very nice but absolutely huge and there were two bands playing during the afternoon.

“I was very grateful to the hospital for the opportunity to go.”

Trust Chairman, Professor Steve Barnett has thanked Gavin for all of this hard work for the QEH.

He said: “Gavin is a tremendous ambassador for the hospital and he deserves this honour of attending the Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

“He works tirelessly to raise money for the hospital by giving up days to man stalls at car boot sales or supermarket collections. We are incredibly grateful for all of his efforts.”


Picture: Dedicated fundraiser Gavin English with his daughter Belinda Penkethman enjoying the garden party at Buckingham Palace.

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