Raffle raises £12,000 for appeal

A ROLLING raffle has clocked up £12,000 for the Palliative Care East appeal. A super raffle with the grand prize of a Peugeot 207, courtesy of Sidegate Motors in Great Yarmouth, has been doing the rounds at local fetes and events for the past year, raising vital funds for the hospital appeal.

A ROLLING raffle has clocked up £12,000 for the Palliative Care East appeal.

A super raffle with the grand prize of a Peugeot 207, courtesy of Sidegate Motors in Great Yarmouth, has been doing the rounds at local fetes and events for the past year, raising vital funds for the hospital appeal.

And at Filby fete on August 25 the winning ticket was drawn by mayor Terry Easter and James Paget University Hospital chief executive Adrian Pennington.

The car went to Haddiscoe couple George and Una Thorpe who collected their new car from Sidegate Motors on Saturday .


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Mr Thorpe said he was delighted to have won and said he would be selling his 12-year-old Vauxhall Astra.

He said: “We have been out in it a few times but it's going to take some getting used to - there is a lot more buttons in this one.”

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Appeal co-ordinator Jenny Westgate said the car raffle had been a big success. “I would like to thank all the people who bought a ticket and to Sidegate Motors for their help and of course the Palliative Care East fundraisers and the Buzz Team who worked so hard selling the tickets over the past 12 month in all weathers.”

So far £650,000 has been raised for the £1.5m appeal which will see a dedicated palliative care centre built in the grounds of the James Paget and serve patients from Yarmouth and Waveney.

Meanwhile local woman Denise Higgins raised £535 for the appeal by holding a fun day at the Anson Arms in Southtown in memory of Sylvie Thompson Hutchins.

Denise said: “I would thank all people who gave up their time to run stalls, Pops Meadow and Justin for the bouncy castle and Clint for beat the goalie competition.”

Forthcoming events include an Antiques Gala Evening on September 17 at St Nicholas Church, Yarmouth. Food and drink, talks by antiques experts, tours of England's largest parish church and music are on offer in the event, organised by retired hospital surgeon Hugh Sturzaker.

Local antique dealers Malcolm Ferrow, Peter and Valerie Howkins and Frank Hume will valuate antiques during the first part of the evening. At 8pm there will be an auction of some antiques by Charles Bycroft, following a series of short talks by each dealer about interesting antiques. The event will end with a raffle.

Organisers will be in evening dress but this is not compulsory.

Tickets are £10 and available by calling 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.

wDonations can be made online at www.palliative-care-east.org.uk

Recent donations include G Wicks and Ann Youngman £530; Mad Hatter tea party, Clippesby £310; Yarmouth Rotary Club £1,177.81; S E Davies £10; R Rivett in memory of Ruth Tuck £45; Runham BC and Wharton Farms £350; G A R Hanton £10; Helen Ward in memory of Stewart Ross £350; TK and J Ellis £415; Manse House £10, Mr and Mrs Buckell £120; Harris Middle School £538.09; Christine and Arnold Morgan £25; Mr and Mrs Philpot £10; Mrs J Roberts-Taylor £160; Diane Capps-Jenn in memory of Pete Gilson £25; Peg and Sid Cook £30; Mrs S James 25th wedding anniversary celebrations £500; Mr R Wrigley (Hemsby Sequence Dance Club) £40; Mr W Moore in memory of Elizabeth Moore £240; Peg, Sid and Dinkie £30; Anglia Boiler Maintenance £78.50; Pat and David Quadling in memory of Rose Quinton £25; Arthur Jary & Sons in memory of Robert Ellis-Smith £656.08; Towergate £37.12' Arthur Jary & Sons in memory of Pamela Norton £705; Lisa Jones £20; East of England Co-op in memory of Patricia Gullip £85; East of England in memory of Ronald Leggett £115; Gerry Nicholls £10; Mrs M Roberts £100; Harvey Funeral Bros in memory of John Watson £100; Glenda Tooke coffee morning £350; R G Swanston £1,100; Suffolk Masonic Golfing Society £1,000.

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