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Campaign shaping up to be a success

PUBLISHED: 14:12 05 March 2009 | UPDATED: 13:13 03 July 2010

Fundraisers: Val Dray, volunteer, Heather Cave, chair of League of Friends and volunteer Maureen Brooks, with the quilt which helped raise £200 for Palliative Care East in a raffle.

Fundraisers: Val Dray, volunteer, Heather Cave, chair of League of Friends and volunteer Maureen Brooks, with the quilt which helped raise £200 for Palliative Care East in a raffle.

A FUN run and concert will help to keep a fundraising campaign for a new centre for patients with incurable illnesses in good shape.

Plans for an ambitious charity festival Embrace, which will be held at Great Yarmouth Racecourse on August 9, were officially launched at the James Paget this week.

A FUN run and concert will help to keep a fundraising campaign for a new centre for patients with incurable illnesses in good shape.

Plans for an ambitious charity festival Embrace, which will be held at Great Yarmouth Racecourse on August 9, were officially launched at the James Paget this week.

BWell Health Club's Spencer McCormack, who is organising the event along with appeal co-ordinator Jenny Westgate, told invited guests at Monday's lunch the aim was to raise £1,000 from participants who could either walk or run the three-mile course.

The fun run will be followed by q live concert before finishing with performances by comedians from the Red Card Comedy Club.

Plenty of other amusements and attractions have been lined up to keep visitors entertained including displays from artists at the Hippodrome Circus in Yarmouth with martial arts from Phoenix Karate Schools.

Students from Yarmouth College will also be attending along with footballers from Bohemians Youth Football Club and the Charisma Twirling Team.

The hospital fete will also be held at the racecourse on the day and fete organiser Jill Jacobs is appealing for stallholders to come forward.

Meanwhile, devoted charity workers at the James Paget University Hospital have raised £200 for the Palliative Care East appeal.

Fundraisers from the League of Friends netted the cash after holding a raffle for a handmade quilt in the hospital foyer.

Pictured is Val Dray, volunteer, Heather Cave, chair of League of Friends and volunteer Maureen Brooks with the quilt which was made by a palliative care fundraiser.

Great Yarmouth Lions Club president Lion Richard Barr presented a cheque for £4,551 to Jenny Westgate and Christine Cartwright of Palliative Care East.

The cash was raised through various fundraising events including a race night at the Cliff Hotel, Gorleston and an 80s evening.

The presentation took place at Imperial Hotel, Yarmouth, during a host night when fellow Lions from clubs around the area also took part in a silent auction and raised even more money for local charities.

Up and coming Lions events include a diabetic screening session on April 1 in Market Gates, and some members will be collected for Marie Curie Cancer Care next Friday and Saturday.

Forthcoming events include a sponsored dog walk at Gorleston clifftop on April 19; BBC Radio Norfolk's comedy quiz, Should the team Think, Gorleston Pavilion, April 24 and the Yarmouth Rotary Club's charity fun walk at Somerleyton on May 17.

For further details about taking part in Embrace, contact Mr McCormack at BWell on 01493 452095 or email gorleston@ bodywellness.co.uk, contact Jenny Westgate on 01493 453348 or

email Jenny.Westgate@jpaget.nhs.uk

To hold a stall at Embrace contact Jill Jacobs on 07789 361794 or email jill.jacobs@rainbow-days.org.

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

To book a stand, phone Jill Jacobs on 01493 781629 or 07789 361794, or e-mail jill.jacobs@rainbow-days.org.

For general enquiries, phone either Jenny Westgate on 01493 453348 or Mr McCormack on 01493 452095.

RECENT donations are as follows: Mrs P Darnell in memory of Walter Russell £25; Anglia Boiler Maintenance £43.50; A Jary & Sons in memory of Eileen Beck £1,400; Great Yarmouth Haven Rotary Club £750; Mrs Vlachos £50; Mr P Weavers £230; Janina Blossfeldt £20; D J Jenkins £25; Mr and Mrs Maxim £20; Mr Dyson £100; UEA medical £28; St Mary's Lodge £500; Wroxham and Lions Club £2,500; Doctors mess JPUH £15; Miss Higgs £50; Potters Leisure Resort £500; A Moore £200; Mrs E Burke £25; A Jary & Sons in memory of Gordon Parker £455; A Jary & Sons in memory of John Thompson £20; A Jary & Sons in memory of Irene Philpott £175; A Jary & Sons in memory of Fern Larkowsky £338.50; St Paul's Church fundraising evening £1,552.67; St Paul's Church Hall fundraiser R Handford £20; Mr G Hanton £10; St George's Infant School £85.50; Mr and Mrs Cave £40; League of Friends £160; Anglia Boiler Maintenance £48.50; Mrs M Doe £20; Nat West Yarmouth staff £50; Mrs J Sutton £25; A Stannard, calendars £629.80; Gorleston Golf Club £2,495.53; Mr A D Truman £50; The Ocean Room £1,000; Mr and Mrs M Dennison £10; League of Friends £29.20; HSBC Gorleston £11.96; A Jary & Son in memory of Colim Sleeman £20; Clarke £36; Mrs J Beale £12.50; Miss L Challis £20; Miss A Godfrey £25; Miss S Pegg £12.50; Miss M Suanders £25; Mr R Hawkins £10.

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