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Cash flows in from fundraisers

PUBLISHED: 17:03 30 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:32 03 July 2010

Bright attire for charity: Members of Ecclestone Close Sheltered Housing Group present a cheque of £800 to senior physiotherapist in palliative care Sandra Westrop and appeal patron and Yarmouth MP Tony Wright.

Bright attire for charity: Members of Ecclestone Close Sheltered Housing Group present a cheque of £800 to senior physiotherapist in palliative care Sandra Westrop and appeal patron and Yarmouth MP Tony Wright.

THE summer months are bringing fundraisers out in their hoards as cash continues to pour in the pot for the Palliative Care East appeal.

The £1.5m James Paget appeal to build a dedicated palliative care centre in the grounds of the hospital have been bolstered by four recent donations totaling more than £2,500.

Cash boost: Above, lion David Richardson, club secretary Tony Taylor, appeal co-ordinator Jenny Westgate, Dr Patrick Blossfeldt, lead consultant in palliative care and lion Ray Jeffrey.

THE summer months are bringing fundraisers out in their hoards as cash continues to pour in the pot for the Palliative Care East appeal.

The £1.5m James Paget appeal to build a dedicated palliative care centre in the grounds of the hospital have been bolstered by four recent donations totaling more than £2,500.

The Norfolk Broads Lions Club donated £1,000 following the clubs annual holiday event attended by more than 300 people from across the country.

A grand raffle was organised and Lion Ray Jeffrey along with Lion David Richardson and club secretary Tony Taylor presented the proceeds to appeal co-ordinator Jenny Westgate and Dr Patrick Blossfeldt, lead consultant in palliative care at the hospital.

Meanwhile, residents and members of the Ecclestone Close Sheltered Housing Group, in Gorleston, delved into their wardrobes for a mini skirts and bright tights party and with other money-spinning events raised £800.

The group presented the cheque to Sandra Westrop, senior physiotherapist in palliative care and Yarmouth MP Tony Wright, who is a patron of the appeal.

And staff from Yarmouth-based MAS building services took their fundraising efforts to new heights by doing a skydive for the appeal, raising £400.

Emerald anniversary celebrations of Yarmouth Flower Club, held at the Town Hall and attended by the mayor and mayoress Tony and Sara Smith, netted £315 for the appeal. A further £200 raised at the event was donated to the mayors charities.

Club presidents Anne Cowan and chairman Anne Gates presented a cheque to Ms Westgate at the club's monthly meeting.

Palliative care is a treatment approach centered on the needs of patients suffering incurable illnesses such as cancer and motor neurone disease. The centre will provide a one-stop-shop for palliative care services, housing professionals and volunteers offering clinical care as well as complementary therapies.

To make a donation visit www.palliative-care-east.org.uk. Cheques made payable to Palliative Care East can be sent to Palliative Care East, Fundraising Office, James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, NR31 6LA. To find out more about the appeal and how you can hold a fundraising event call co-ordinator Jenny Westgate on 01493 453348.


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