Generous youngsters at a West Norfolk primary school have raised £400 to support cancer patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Turning 18 is an important milestone but one generous Cambridgeshire teenager used his birthday to raise money for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in memory of his Nan.
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.”
A Cancer patient raised £2,000 at a gig to give something back to the medical staff who have treated him.
Downham Lions fundraising was a roaring success after donating £3,000 to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment Centre.
A VIP visit to the Red Arrows and a BMW track day are among the lots on offer at a dinner and dance which will be raising money for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
West Norfolk Jivers raise £942 for the Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment Centre, through a Benefit Jive night in honour of local woman Sue Roach, who sadly died of cancer in October 2016.
Sue taught Jive monthly at Jive Survivors and greeted all members with a beaming smile when they entered the classes. Sue was a valued member for many years whose love for dancing was evident to all, with Sue continuing to teach until her health no longer allowed.
Sue’s bubbly personality and love for a party was the reasoning as to why the benefit dance was a fitting tribute, raising money through; ticket sales, donations, and a raffle, with the DJ even waiving his fee to contribute to the donation. There was also a large amount of donations coming in from those who were unable to make the event on the 28th January, at Stowbridge village hall.
Sue and her husband John had previously donated to the Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment Centre following her wedding in May 2015. The couple asked for donations to be collected instead of receiving presents from their guests.
The club is also hoping to stage another event next January to continue to raise funds for the Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment Centre, in memory of Sue.
Fiona Bembridge of West Norfolk Jive said: “We were very pleased with the amount we raised and jivers from several parts of Norfolk came. Several members of West Norfolk Jive helped organise the night. Sue always praised the care she received at the unit and was keen to give something back. It was a great night, Sue would have loved it if she had still been with us.”
Kerry Craik a junior sister in the Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment Centre said: “It was a wonderful privilege to accept this generous donation of £942 from the West Norfolk Jivers on behalf of the Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment Centre from John Roach and Fiona Bembridge, in memory of the recent care and support John’s wife, Sue had received. All money raised will be used to buy vital equipment which will be used on a daily basis, and assist in providing the continuing care and support for cancer patients within the Macmillan unit”
Pictured left to right: Fiona Bembridge of West Norfolk Jive, Sue’s husband John Roach and Kerry Craik a sister on Macmillan.
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