Lions go the extra furlong for cancer appeal

West Norwich and Taverham Lions Clubs are holding a charity supper and race night to raise vital funds for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s (NNUH) Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal which will benefit local cancer patients.

This is the first time the Lions have hosted a race night at the hospital, where guests will make bets on horse racing video footage. As well as the racing, there will also be a raffle and a hot supper.

Martin Langdon, Lion and one of the event organisers, said: “When we heard about the Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal we really wanted to get involved with fundraising as we know this is something which can make a difference to the lives of people living with cancer in the local community. We have the skills and the expertise in holding really successful fun evenings of race nights. We are so excited that we are holding a community event at the hospital to raise money for the hospital charity.”

Louise Cook, Fundraising Manager at NNUH, said: “We’re very grateful to the Lions for all their support. The money raised will go towards our appeal for providing equipment and facilities for local cancer patients.”

The event will be held on Saturday 26 April 2014 in the main hospital restaurant, Level 1, West In-patients at NNUH. Tickets cost £6 including a hot supper  and must be bought prior to the event from Martin Langdon, West Norwich Lions, 19 Merrow Gardens, Norwich, NR4 6HH; telephone 07988 842 774 or email or email Louise Cook at or by telephoning 01603 287107.

Notes to editors:
The Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal aims to raise £600,000 to provide state-of-the-art facilities for people undergoing internal radiotherapy, known as brachytherapy, which is used to treat prostate and other cancers. Brachytherapy will help to reduce treatment times for some patients and mean they can be treated closer to home.

Monday 14th of April 2014 02:00:39 AM