Media Release

Courageous Claire defeats second cancer and raises valuable funds

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn receives another incredible donation from a thankful patient this week.

The Cancer Care and Treatment Fund has been topped up by £400 from a raffle organised by Claire Ling, a patient who is undergoing treatment for the second time.

As a distraction from her ongoing treatment, Claire decided to organise a surprise 40th birthday for her husband, Steven.

Claire organised a raffle at the party, encouraging invitees to bring prizes, as well as contacting local businesses to support the cause.

The raffle was hugely successful, raising £400 for the QEH cancer fund.

Today, courageous Claire attends her last chemotherapy session. She said: “The staff here are fab. Every time I’ve come in for chemotherapy they have always been really nice and chatty. You need the distraction sometimes.”

Claire has asked for the money to be put towards new heat bags for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. She said: “Sometimes, chemotherapy can make your arm cold and tingly – I found heat bags extremely useful during my treatments.”

“I would like to say thank you to our friends, family and local businesses that supported us to raise this money. I’d also like to say a huge thank you all the staff in the cancer care unit at the hospital.”

—ENDS—

Pictured, left to right: Jane Lake Chemotherapy Nurse, Steph Kennedy Agency Nurse, Claire Ling, Pran Pardeshi Chemotherapy Nurse and Steven Ling

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