Care appeal nears £350,000 mark

Laura Bagshaw THE money pot for the James Paget's Palliative Care East appeal has almost reached £350,000. And it looks set to be a good year, with dozens of money-spinning events being organised to help reach the fundraising goal of £1.

Laura Bagshaw

THE money pot for the James Paget's Palliative Care East appeal has almost reached £350,000.

And it looks set to be a good year, with dozens of money-spinning events being organised to help reach the fundraising goal of £1.5m.

A fashion show will be staged at the Atlantis Arena, in Great Yarmouth, on Thursday.


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Organised by Lauren Major and Jordan Ayers, the show, called Kiss You Off, will include dancing and the hottest fashions to hit the high street this season, with clothes from stores including New Look, Match, Sawdust, Gorgio, Wardrobe, Sophisticats, and The Dance Shop being modelled.

Lauren said: “We felt that this was a good cause as terminal illness affects a lot of people. The centre will be a very valuable asset to this area. Our audience will be in for an evening of electrifying dance routines and, of course, fantastic clothes for both men and women.”

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Doors open at 7.30pm for 8pm. Tickets at £5 are available from the Atlantis Arena, The Dance Shop, The Precinct, Gorleston, Harringtons Hairdressers and Match, in Bevan Street, Lowestoft. Tickets will also be available on the door at £6.

Meanwhile, a CD featuring Belton singer Charlotte Bullen has proved so popular another 100 copies have been printed.

The second batch of CDs has

en sponsored by Gorleston hairdressers Hairbase, and Charlotte, a regular contestant in the Sunrise Talent contest, received a £200 cheque from the salon.

The CD is available at Hairbase, Bells Road, Gorleston, Better Leisure, King Street, Yarmouth, Sophisticats Dress Hire, Belton and Music Lovers of Gorleston.

Other events include: a quiz night on Friday, March 7, hosted by Great Yarmouth Rotary Club at the Town Hall; a quiz at Filby Bridge Restaurant on March 13; a sponsored dog walk along Gorleston Cliffs on March 24.

On Sunday, March 16, Potter Leisure Resort, in Hopton, will host a show staged by Potters Theatre Company. Tickets for the event cost £15 for adults and £7.50 for children, with special corporate tickets for £20. To book

call Potters on 01502 730345, or visit www.pottersholidays.com for further details.

A Spring into Fashion Show is being staged at the Hotel Victoria, Lowestoft, on April 8, from 11am, with coffee at 10.30am and lunch at 12.30pm. The event is supported by Chadds which is supplying clothing and models for the fashion show, admission £13.50. Chadds is giving £5 store vouchers to all who attend.

To join the fundraising team, host an event or for more information, 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.

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

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