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College becomes a care fund patron

PUBLISHED: 17:13 10 July 2008 | UPDATED: 11:22 03 July 2010

THE dedicated fundraising efforts of students and staff at Great Yarmouth College has led to it becoming a corporate patron of the Palliative Care East appeal.

THE dedicated fundraising efforts of students and staff at Great Yarmouth College has led to it becoming a corporate patron of the Palliative Care East appeal.

So far, the college has netted £600 and is aiming to raise much more to sponsors a butterfly logo at the palliative care centre, which will be built in the grounds of the James Paget University Hospital and serve patients from the Yarmouth and Waveney area.

Travel and tourism students are pictured at their casino evening held at Ambitions Restaurant at the college. The whole event was organised and run by the students who also cooked a slap up meal on the night.

Daphne King, vice principal at the college, said she was delighted the college had become a corporate patron of the appeal in recognition of the money students had raised over the last year.

“All students have been asked to prioritise this charity for their fundraising events for this year and next,” she said. “Many students have already been involved using their time and talents to raise funds for this cause. For example, the floristry department, directed by Julia Knights, have made a significant contribution to major fundraising events at the Ocean Room in Gorleston.

“The travel and tourism department have set their hearts to sponsor their own butterfly and put together a very successful casino night.”

Other departments which have contributed are art and design, beauty and sports departments.

“Staff and students will also be continuing to raise funds to sponsor a butterfly. The Students Union will be getting involved with proceeds from other fundraising events,” she added.

Forthcoming events for the appeal include an art exhibition at the Pavilion Theatre in Gorleston by the South Yarmouth Art Group being held tomorrow and Sunday from 10am.

Clippesby Hall Farm will host a mad hatters tea party on Sunday . The Alice in Wonderland themed event is between 2pm and 5pm and includes a treasure hunt. Tickets are available by calling 01493 369798.

And on July 29 at Burgh Castle there will be a teddy bears picnic aimed at young families.

w For information on the above events or to hold a fundraising event, contact Jenny Westgate on 01493 453348. Donations can be sent by post to the James Paget Healthcare NHS Trust Palliative Care Appeal, Palliative Care Team, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, NR31 6LA. Cheques should be made payable to Palliative Care East.

wDonations can be made online at www.palliative-care-east.org.uk

w If anyone would like to help the college with a fundraising event for the appeal contact Daphne at the college on 01493 419295.

Recent donations include: Mrs D M Ward in memory of Edward Ward £327.50; Mr F D Newby £40; Northern Villages Fundraising group £150; East of England Co-op Society in memory of Francis Roberts £388; St Nicholas Lodge £1,300; Anglia Boiler Maintenance £45; East of England Co-op Society in memory of Jack Brown £121; Mr and Mrs W Dean £45; Mr J W H Holmes £500; Critoph & Crowe in memory of Gerald Parsons £50; Critoph & Crowe in memory of Frederick Smith £135; Grosvenor Casino fundraiser £737; R Rivett in memory of William Johnstone £50; Wendy and Barrie Hunt in memory of William Baker £2,000; Mr and Mrs T W Lamb £50; H C Morter £25; Mr and Mrs J Ragan- garden party £165; Buzz Team - coffee around the world £400; Yarmouth and Caister Golf club £390.62; S J Riches £20; Lowestoft Lions Club £2,000; Lowestoft Lions - ladies £308.60; A Jary & Sons in memory of Doris Holder £210; Rainbow coffee morning - the Wednesday Club £300; John Holmes - Pakefield £7.23; Mrs M J Reeve £10; Meadow Court in memory of Elizabeth Moore £100; Mr J Ragan £10; E Fitzgerald - garden party £55; Goose Green Nurseries £116.67.

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