Adding colour to care appeal

A COLOURFUL night out proved a sparkling success raising �817 for the Palliative Care East Appeal.The cheque was presented to appeal co-ordinator Jenny Westgate following the Pink and Purple Party at Great Yarmouth's Residence Club.

A COLOURFUL night out proved a sparkling success raising �817 for the Palliative Care East Appeal.

The cheque was presented to appeal co-ordinator Jenny Westgate following the Pink and Purple Party at Great Yarmouth's Residence Club.

Gorleston Slimming World consultant Cira McDonald hosted the evening with the support of the group's social team Sue Whitworth, Lyn Boyne, and Catherine Waters.

The venue was offered at no cost by Ben Jay and local DJs Chris Speed and Richard Routledge offered their time and services free of charge. Emma Riches and Lucy Miller performed numbers from Les Miserables and Tom Tonks, of Lowestoft group Unforgotten, performed a medley of songs.


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Local businesses including Body Matters, Brief Encounters, Hair Base, The Hippodrome, Joyland, Moments Restaurant, Dazzle and Treat Yourself donated raffle prizes.

Cira said: “I would like to thank everyone who donated time, services, raffle prizes or brought tickets and attended the party.”

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- Hairdressers from Saks in Great Yarmouth will be ditching the scissors for walking shoes as the team holds a sponsored walk in of charity.

They will be joined by more than 50 clients, friends and family, in the sponsored walk on August 16 in aid of the Make A Wish Foundation and the James Paget's Palliative Care East appeal.

And organisers are encouraging members of the public to take part in the event which will start at Yarmouth seafront at 10.30am to California Cliff and back again, with a pit-stop at the California Tavern.

Walkers will also carry donation buckets for on-the-spot donations.

Lindsey Yusuff, owner of Saks Yarmouth and organiser of the event, said: “We used to do this charity walk every year, but it's been about a decade since we last held one so we decided another sponsored walk was well overdue. We're keen to drum up lots of support and raise as much money as possible for Make A Wish and the new Palliative Care East.”

For more information or to take part call Lindsey of Jane at Saks on 01493 853855 or visit the shop at 19 Broad Row.

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