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That £1.5m target is closer still

PUBLISHED: 16:19 14 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:17 30 June 2010

Keith Huxley (centre), of Norton Peskett, presents the cheque to John Hemming, chairman of the Palliative Care East appeal. With them is Andrea Baxter-Pownall, specialist palliative care nurse at the James Paget University Hospital.

Keith Huxley (centre), of Norton Peskett, presents the cheque to John Hemming, chairman of the Palliative Care East appeal. With them is Andrea Baxter-Pownall, specialist palliative care nurse at the James Paget University Hospital.

THE donations have continued to flow in for the Palliative Care East appeal at the James Paget University Hospital as it approaches its target of £1.5m for a new centre in the hospital's grounds.

THE donations have continued to flow in for the Palliative Care East appeal at the James Paget University Hospital as it approaches its target of £1.5m for a new centre in the hospital's grounds.

Staff at Norton Peskett solicitors, which has five offices across Norfolk and Suffolk, collected £500 from a Summer Party night at Southwold Cricket Club pavilion.

The money will be put towards a fund to raise £2,000 for a butterfly in the name of Norton Peskett, which has so far collected £1,304.50.

Keith Huxley, marketing administrator with the solicitors, presented a cheque to Andrea Baxter-Pownall, specialist palliative care nurse. Norton Peskett has offices in Beccles, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Halesworth and Lowestoft.

The appeal has also come up smelling of roses thanks to a flower and fun evening held at Yarmouth High School at the end of November.

The evening raised £1,550 for the appeal.

In October, the Mercury revealed the appeal total had reached £945,000 and work could start early this year on the new centre which will provide respite care for people with terminal illnesses.

Further fundraising events are planned for the appeal:

On March 20 there will be dinner and dancing to 1960s music from the band Ashes to Ashes at the Ocean Room in Gorleston.

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.

The latest donations:

Like Minded Ladies of Belton £412; Mr and Mrs A Nicholls £20; Pathology JPUH- Christmas Raffle £215; Oak Tavern PH- Lowestoft £500; Raynscourt Hotel £2,050; Chris Spink- 60th birthday £250; S J Herbert £50; Sophisticats Dress Hire £328; Anglian Architectural Ltd £250; C Huggins £100; Miss K Hood £65; Lenway Ltd £165; Critoph and Crowe- in memory of James Albert Humphries £225; Brundish and Son- in memory of Arnold Victor Ralph Mobbs £283; East of England- in memory of Muriel Ridler £135; Max West Photography £150; anonymous donation £5; The Finance Shop £100; Critoph and Crowe- in memory of Stuart Gordon Crack £120; Great Yarmouth College £335


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