Concert boost for Palliative Care East Appeal

THE Salvation Army band will be on song for the James Paget University Hospital’s Palliative Care East Appeal at a concert in early March.

The Norfolk Fellowship Band of the Salvation Army will be performing Brass by the Sea at the Pavilion Theatre in Gorleston on March 11.

The band’s 30-strong musicians, drawn from all over the county, will be performing tunes including Leroy Anderson’s Sandpaper Ballet at the concert, starting at 7.30pm.

All money will go to the appeal to raise �1.5m for a new palliative care centre in the hospital’s grounds providing respite care for people with terminal illnesses.

The band has performed for the appeal before, joining the Suffolk-based Anglia Fellowship Band for a concert at the Hippodrome Circus in Great Yarmouth.

Soloists Elaine Green and Bram Bryant will be playing, as well as three teenage cornet players, Sam Gibson and Daniel and Matthew Frost, who are all members of the Norwich Citadel Band.

Tickets for Brass by the Sea are �8 and available from the Gorleston Pavilion box office on 01493 662832.

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Lowestoft fundraisers Janet Ellis and Zoiyar Cole have also raised �4,847.50 for the appeal from the Moonlight Walk in October.

Over 200 walkers dressed as witches, schoolgirls and other scary creatures to take part in the walk, which started at the Victoria Hotel. The fundraisers presented the cheque to appeal co-ordinator Jenny Watson.

Great Yarmouth Lions Club will be hosting a fundraising event in aid of the appeal at the Imperial Hotel in Great Yarmouth on March 31. Lion Fran Simpson has arranged for Julia Knights to give a flower demonstration on the theme of Cruising.

Entry cost is �5.50 and refreshments are included.

For more information, phone Fran on 01493 656050 to secure your seat.

Further fundraising events in aid of the appeal include:

l Tomorrow the Rotary Club of Great Yarmouth’s third charity quiz at Yarmouth Town Hall.

l March 4, the Roller Coasters and the Waveney Singers, starring Rod Clarke from the Rocking Berries. Tickets �10.

l March 11, Norfolk Fellowship Brass of the Salvation Army concert, Gorleston Pavilion. Tickets �8.

l March 12, Sixties night with buffet at Burgh Hall.

l March 19, March Ball at the Ocean Room in Gorleston with an Abba tribute band and Lowestoft Rotary Groups.

l May 6 and 7, 57 women will be taking on the Great Ben Nevis Challenge.

l May 15, spring charity walk organised by the Rotary Club of Great Yarmouth.

To make a donation to the appeal, visit Cheques made payable to Palliative Care East can be sent to Palliative Care East, Fundraising Office, James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, NR31 6LA.

l Recent donations: The Finance Shop �150; St Peter and St John’s Ladies Group �100; Anglia Co-operative Funerals – in Memory of Frank Medhurst �365; Mrs J M Butcher �3,000; Mr and Mrs MacDonald in memory of Pamela Goodship �25; The Keenan Family in respect of Mrs C M Kilford �30; A Jary and Sons in memory of the late Doreen Beckett �102.50; R Rivett Ltd – in memory of the late Miriam Powell �612.75; Mark Renolds �415; Mrs Harding – Lowestoft Probus Club �46; Brandon Lewis �75.80; Mr and Mrs J Blaxell �50; Mr and Mrs M Maas �100; You Gov �80.