Fundraising

Generous Kenny leaves £60,000 to League of Friends

Patients across West Norfolk will benefit from the legacy of a Thornham man who has left more than £60,000 to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Kenny Lake, a retired lorry driver, passed away at the age of 94 in August last year and generously left a generous bequest from his estate to benefit the patients and staff of the QEH.

His brother John Lake and niece Caroline Harper presented £60,190 to The King’s Lynn Hospitals’ League of Friends Chair Penny Hipkin along with Margaret Mounsey and Carole Crake on Thursday last week.

In April this year, the family presented a total of £12,000 to the Hospital with £1,000 going to Rudham, £1,000 to the Neonatal Unit and £10,000 to the Macmillan Centre.

Speaking after the latest presentation, Mrs Harper said: “Kenny was a kind and generous man who was a great supporter of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.”

Chairman Mrs Hipkin said: “This is an incredibly generous bequest from Mr Lake and it will make a huge difference to the patients and staff. Thanks to this donation, we will be able to offer greater support to the Trust.”

                                                                 —ENDS—

 Pictured from left: League of Friends Chair Penny Hipkin, Caroline Harper, John Lake, Margaret Mounsey and Carol Crake

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