Woman raises more than £12,000

A WOMAN who suffered serious injuries in a car crash has raised more than £12,000 for orthopaedic research. Betty Taylor, of St Andrews Close, Gorleston, broke her hip and pelvis in an accident at Burlingham in November 1998 and since recovering she has took part in various events including sponsored walks to raise money.

A WOMAN who suffered serious injuries in a car crash has raised more than £12,000 for orthopaedic research.

Betty Taylor, of St Andrews Close, Gorleston, broke her hip and pelvis in an accident at Burlingham in November 1998 and since recovering she has took part in various events including sponsored walks to raise money.

Mrs Taylor has been able to purchase CPM Machines (Continuous Passive Movement) - a piece of equipment which helped her enormously in her recovery.

“I was bedridden for four months and the machine helped me get back on my feet by continuously moving the legs. Without that machine I doubt I would have ever walked again. It is my aim to purchase additional machines so that others who are badly injured in similar circumstances can benefit from this vital piece of equipment,” said Mrs Taylor.

The devoted fundraiser is holding her next money-spinning event next Friday, October 3, at the Kingfisher Club in Burgh Castle. Mrs Taylor has organised charity Sixties night with many local bands giving up their time for free to help the cause.

The original local band The Strangers will perform at the event which includes a raffle and an auction.

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The event starts at 7.30pm and all proceeds will go towards the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where Mrs Taylor received her treatment.