Christmas Fayre helps NNUH Appeal reach Halfway Stage
Charity fundraisers are celebrating the success of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH) Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal which has reached the halfway mark.
The Christmas Fayre held at the NNUH last week raised over £6000 pushing the appeal over the halfway mark. However reaching this milestone has only been possible thanks to the many individuals who have donated, attended or organised a funding events. Such events have included: a dog show which raised £800, an auction at Kings Head Pub in Laxfield which raised £6,000, the Cambridge to Norwich Bike Ride which raised £18,000 and a Duff Morgan Charity Golf day which raised £4,000.
Anna Dugdale, NNUH Chief Executive said: We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the public and local organisations. The appeal overall, including the substantial pledges, has raised more than £300,000. We now need to keep up the momentum so that by providing these extra services for local cancer patients we will be well placed for the long-term future.”
Louise Cook, Fundraising Manager said, Although there is still a considerable way to go before the final target of £600,000 is reached, we are delighted to have reached such a milestone in the Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal and I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Anyone who would like to donate to this appeal can do so at http://www.justgiving.com/NNUH-TargetedRadiotherapyAppeal”
This local appeal has been backed by Eastern Daily Press and Evening News along with senior figures in Norfolk including The Lord Bishop of Norwich, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Big C, Chief Constable of Norfolk, Chair of Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group, and the Vice Chairman of the Norfolk Federation of WIs, along with support from many other local organisations, charities and the public.