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Funding boost for care appeal

PUBLISHED: 10:55 30 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:28 03 July 2010

The Palliative Care fundraisers. From left, Pat Kythreatou (Be Re-Assured scheme (BRAs), jan McCarrick (JPUH breast team), Jackie Roberts-Taylor (BRAs) and Tracy Miller-Burrage (JPUH breast team) at the raffle event.

The Palliative Care fundraisers. From left, Pat Kythreatou (Be Re-Assured scheme (BRAs), jan McCarrick (JPUH breast team), Jackie Roberts-Taylor (BRAs) and Tracy Miller-Burrage (JPUH breast team) at the raffle event.

THE Palliative Care East appeal was given a further boost after fundraisers from cancer victim support group Be Re-Assured raised approximately £385 from a raffle at the James Paget University Hospital.

THE Palliative Care East appeal was given a further boost after fundraisers from cancer victim support group Be Re-Assured raised approximately £385 from a raffle at the James Paget University Hospital.

Four members of the Be Re-Assured (BRAs) scheme, Jackie Roberts-Taylor, Linda Corcoran, Val Streames and Pat Kythreotou, raffled Christmas food hampers and cosmetics at the hospital on October 9 to raise money for the appeal.

The BRAs group consists of female breast cancer sufferers who have been selected to support women in a similar situation and their families on a one-to-one basis.

The organisation was established by retired breast surgeon Hugh Sturzaker, one of the patrons of the Palliative Care appeal.

On October 18, Wendy Hunt, from Lowestoft, organised a “Colourful Lunch for a Tasty Palate” at the hospital's Burrage Centre to support the appeal.

So far, the appeal has raised £945,000 of the £1.5m it needs for the new palliative care centre in the hospital's grounds which will provide support for patients and their families suffering from terminal illnesses.

Further fundraising events have been planned, including:

On November 7 there will be a Feet First Open Day offering advice on chiropody, acupuncture, holistic treatments and remedial massage at the Feet First Foot and Health Clinic in Beresford Road, Yarmouth between 10am and 4pm.

On November 14, funds will be raised by a coffee morning at Filby church between 10am and noon in aid of the Carla Saunders Garden Appeal, which include stalls with cakes, produce and books.

On December 12, a Christmas Choir will be singing festive carols at Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton.

On December 14, a Christmas ladies luncheon will be held at the Cliff Hotel in Gorleston.

On December 19 there will be a snowflake ball at Somerleyton Hall.

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