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Cheques boost for appeal

PUBLISHED: 15:07 18 September 2009 | UPDATED: 15:04 03 July 2010

FUNDRAISERS have given a major boost to the Palliative Care East appeal, raising a total of nearly £1,500.

Lowestoft Probus Club presented a cheque for £429 after raising the money at a garden party at the Park Hill Hotel, Oulton.

FUNDRAISERS have given a major boost to the Palliative Care East appeal, raising a total of nearly £1,500.

Lowestoft Probus Club presented a cheque for £429 after raising the money at a garden party at the Park Hill Hotel, Oulton.

The money was presented by George Nutburn, of Probus, to appeal co-ordinator Jenny Westgate.

Further funds for the appeal came from Mr D Bradford and his daughter Julia, who presented two cheques for £515 each to the appeal and a third cheque to the Sandra Chapman Centre at the James Paget University Hospital.

These funds were collected

by family and friends in

memory of Mr Bradford's late wife, Jean.

Further events are taking place this weekend in aid of the appeal to raise £1.5m for the new palliative care centre in the grounds of the James Paget.

Tomorrow, Saturday, fundraisers are being urged to put their best foot forward in memory of a mother-of-two from Belton who died after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

A series of fun exercise and sporting challenges has been arranged at Fitness 2000 in Great Yarmouth.

All money raised will be contributed towards a target of £30,000 for the appeal to help pay for the garden at the new centre.

The sporting day has been organised by the family of Carla Saunders, who died aged 33 in August, less than a year after being given the news that she had cancer.

There will be a barbecue throughout the day and free gym inductions for anyone booking on the day.

For more information, call the gym on 01493 442317, email fitness.2000@btconnect.com or check out the website www.

fitness2000.co.uk.

On Sunday, there will be a hats, handbags and heels event at the Hatfield Hotel, Lowestoft, starting at 7pm.

The fun occasion will feature women's organisation the Red Hatters and Lilly Ayres, winner of the S Factor competition - Lowestoft's version of the X Factor television show. Tickets cost £6, including refreshments.

On October 8, there will be a “Be Re Assured” fundraising event for the appeal featuring hundreds of cosmetic products.

The following day, there will be the Moonlite Walk along Lowestoft seafront, leaving

from outside the Hotel Victoria at 7pm.

There will be food and refreshments, and the cost is £5, with fancy dress optional.

There will be a prize for best fancy dress, as well as a cabaret and raffle. Phone Gwen or Ann on 01502 572051 for tickets or sponsorship forms.

On October 18, artist Martin Sexton will be giving a demonstration of his work during a lunch in the Celebration Suite at the James Paget Hospital, with guests arriving at 12.30pm. The cost of the two-course meal with tea and coffee is £20 per person.

On October 23, Circus Starr will be giving a demonstration of their acrobatic high jinks at Great Yarmouth Racecourse.

To make a donation to the Palliative Care East Appeal, 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 event and how you can hold a fundraising event, call co-ordinator Jenny Westgate on 01493 453348.

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