Fundraiser for the NNUH Radiotherapy Appeal in memory of Greg
Greg Leeder would have celebrated his 40th birthday on 11th June 2013, but sadly in February, Greg passed away from cancer.
To say thank you to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) for everything that was done for Greg, his family and friends celebrated what would have been Gregs special birthday, with a football match on 29th June at Dickleburgh.
The football match, was a very competitive game and ended in a 4-4 draw leading to penalties and raising an incredible £2,870 which is being donated to the NNUH for the Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal, which will help local cancer patients with a new type of treatment.
Lisa Leeder, Gregs wife said: It was a wonderful day and to celebrate it with our friends and family made it very special, and a day that will never be forgotten. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped and supported the event, a special thank you to Sam Hitch, Matty Goreham, Justin White and the local companies that donated prizes for the raffle, it wouldnt have been possible to have raised such an amazing amount without them.
Dr Gaurav Kapur, Gregs oncologist said: Greg was a lovely man and for Lisa and his family to celebrate his birthday in this way is truly inspiring. For them to think about others and how the Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal will benefit cancer patients is very humbling. We cannot thank them enough.
NNUH launched the Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal last year to raise £600,000 to improve our cancer services for local patients so that we can treat more cancer patients with a type of radiotherapy which reduces treatment times and also means patients can be treated closer to home.
Currently patients have to travel to London and Cambridge. The money raised through the Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal (TRA) will be used to build dedicated facilities so we can deliver a particular type of treatment called brachytherapy.