Media Release

Fundraiser has now raised £70,000 for west Norfolk cancer services

A prolific fundraiser has now raised more than £70,000 for cancer services in West Norfolk in memory of his wife, who died from small cell aggressive lung cancer.

Gavin English has donated a £2,369 cheque, raised by staff and customers at Sainsbury’s supermarket, to the Cancer Care and Treatment Unit Fund after his wife Frances was treated at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn prior to her death in 2014.

The money was raised through a collection tin at Sainsbury’s supermarket and was the latest fundraiser by the great grandfather who has consistently raised money for cancer services, including at car boot sales.

He has funded numerous improvements to the hospital, including new seating for the chemotherapy suite and refurbishments to palliative care, while a bench in his wife’s name sits in the garden area beside the Macmillan centre.

Mr English said the care Frances had received at the hospital gave her an extra 15 months of life.

He added: “I shall always be indebted to this place. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the support provided to my wife. These people go the extra mile and I think it is absolutely wonderful.

“I would also like to thank the staff and customers at Sainsbury’s for their generosity in raising this sum.”

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