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Ben Nevis climber thanks JPH

PUBLISHED: 12:23 06 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:14 03 July 2010

AN adventurous patient will show her gratitude for the care she has received at James Paget University Hospital on Thursday when she presents staff with a cheque for £450 raised following a charity climb of the UK's tallest mountain.

AN adventurous patient will show her gratitude for the care she has received at James Paget University Hospital on Thursday when she presents staff with a cheque for £450 raised following a charity climb of the UK's tallest mountain.

Dawn Carver, who lives in Lowestoft, pulled on her walking boots in August and climbed the 1350 metre high peak of Ben Nevis and back down again in just eight hours. She raised a total of £450 in sponsorship, and will now donate the money the hospital's pain clinic.

Mrs Carver, whose husband Andrew and three children joined her during the climb, said: “I've been a patient at the pain clinic for the past eight years, and wanted to find a way of saying thank you for the care I've received.

“The Ben Nevis climb was the first time I've done anything like this and it was a great experience. We were also quite lucky with the weather, which made things easier for the whole family.

“I'd like to thank everyone who sponsored me and helped me to raise this money for such a good cause.”

Dr William Notcutt, a consultant in pain medicine at the James Paget, said: “We plan to put this fantastic donation into our research fund so that it will be used for the ongoing development of new ways to help patients in the future.

“It is always nice to receive donations from past or current patients, especially when they've gone to such great lengths to raise the money on our behalf. We are extremely grateful to Mrs Carver and her family for their tremendous efforts, and would like to offer them our sincere thanks.”

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