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Forties frolics raise £7,000

PUBLISHED: 15:11 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 10:37 03 July 2010

Laura Bagshaw

MORE than £7,000 was raised for Palliative Care East appeal when the Ocean Room held a 1940s evening earlier this month.

It was attended by more than 250 people including mayor and mayoress Paul and Lisa Garrod.

MORE than £7,000 was raised for Palliative Care East appeal when the Ocean Room held a 1940s evening earlier this month.

It was attended by more than 250 people including mayor and mayoress Paul and Lisa Garrod.

Most people got into the party spirit wearing 1940s-style costumes. The money raised included a £3,500 donation from the Raynscourt Hotel, made up of proceeds from raffles, and a £1,000 donation from the Ocean Room.

Freemasons from St Andrew's Lodge have also donated £1,000 to the appeal.

The worshipful master James Wood and his wife, Bonnie, are pictured on the left with charity steward John Carter and his wife Christine. Also pictured is Dr Jenny Mallion, second from right, associate specialist in palliative care at the James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston.

More than £1,400 was raised at a Valentine's charity night held at the Wherry Hotel in Oulton Broad. Organised by local band 50p a Go, the night included a raffle, auction and performances from local bands.

The money pot for the Palliative Care East appeal now stands at £360,000. The aim is to raise £1.5m to build a centre in the grounds of the James Paget University Hospital.

Forthcoming fundraising events include Potters annual charity show with Potters Theatre Company on Sunday; a sponsored dog walk on Gorleston seafront on March 24; Ladies Day at Chadds Department Store in Lowestoft on April 8 and the Mayor's Ball on April 19.

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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