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Fundraising in memory of Michelle

Rosemary Durrant has been fundraising in memory of her daughter Michelle Sherwood for 25 years, with her most recent fundraising being an open event in her own peaceful garden, raising £300 for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s, Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment Centre.  Continue reading Fundraising in memory of Michelle

Pride as Lions raise £16,000 to support the QEH

Fundraising by Lions groups in the West Norfolk and surrounding area proved to be a roaring success by raising more than £16,000 for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Members of the King’s Lynn, Downham Market, Swaffham, Hunstanton and Wells groups rallied round to organise a host of events over nine months to buy new chemotherapy pumps for the Hospital’s Macmillan Care and Treatment Centre.

Decorating Hunstanton in bras and boxer shorts along with quizzes, a dinner and dance, coffee morning, sponsored walk, Easter Egg raffles and auction were among the fantastic fundraisers organised by the groups.

District Chairman Paul Southerton said: “We are really pleased to have raised so much money for such a good cause.

“We have more than achieved what we set out to do in and it has taken us just nine months. The groups have had a lot of fun on this campaign and we hope that it will make a difference to the patients at the Macmillan Centre.”

On Tuesday, June 27, Hospital Chief Executive Jon Green was presented with a number of cheques by representatives from the groups.  It is hoped the money will buy more than five pumps.

The cheques totalled:

– £3,000 from Downham Market Lions

– £415 from Downham Market Lionesses

– £3,500 from Hunstanton Lions

– £3,000 from King’s Lynn Lions

– £3,600 from Swaffham Lions

– £1,000 from Swaffham Lionesses

– £1,600 from Wells Lions

Speaking to the Lions in the London Road Methodist Church Mr Green said: “I would like to thank you for what you have achieved for the hospital individually and collectively.

“All of your efforts have made a significant contribution to the lives of the people who are treated in the Macmillan Unit.

“You have given something back to our community and that is something I am very keen on as the Hospital is a big part of the community.

“I would like to thank you on behalf of the patients of West Norfolk for this fantastic achievement.”

                                                  —ENDS—

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The College of West Anglia proves to be a cut above the rest in support of the Excel appeal

Student hairdressers from the College of West Anglia hosted a day of gents’ haircuts to raise money for the Excel appeal at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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