Cheque presentation to hospital unit

A CHEQUE for �3,000 was presented to the Sandra Chapman centre at the James Paget Hospital at Gorleston, at Bungay Rotary Club's weekly lunch on Tuesday.

A CHEQUE for �3,000 was presented to the Sandra Chapman centre at the James Paget Hospital at Gorleston, at Bungay Rotary Club's weekly lunch on Tuesday.

The money was the proceeds from president Terry Reeve's appeal during his year of office, and was raised through a charity concert he organised at the Fisher Theatre, proceeds from the annual Youth Proms the club organises, donations from two street collections at Christmas, the raffle at the annual charter night, and the collections made at the funerals of the parents of Rotarian Mike Daniels, who both died within a few months of each other.

Mr Reeve said he chose the Sandra Chapman Centre for his appeal in memory of former Bungay Rotary president Tony Clarke, who was also a colleague and friend when both worked for the Beccles and Bungay Journal and EDP at Beccles.

“He was treated at the centre during his battle against cancer and always spoke very highly of the care and treatment he received there. He is fondly remembered by all of us, and for me it was the obvious choice for my appeal. I'm delighted we were able to raise such a good amount in his memory.”


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Mr Clarke lost his battle against cancer 18 months ago. Mr Daniels' father also received treatment at the centre.

The cheque was received by Alison Kerrison, office manager at the centre, and Jeremy Rake, charge nurse there. They thanked the club for the generous donation and said it would be put towards equipment to help in the treatment of patients.

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The Youth Proms made over �900 towards the figure. All the town's schools took part in that musical event, and Andrew Clarke, head teacher at St Edmund's Roman catholic Primary School, represented them at the presentation.

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