Norfolk Nan has raised an incredible £18,000 for the N&N department who have ‘given her back her life’.

Margaret Tubby, 69, set an impressive fundraising target of £10,000 but never in her wildest dreams thought it would be possible, instead the Cawston based cancer survivor has smashed her target and raised more than £18,000 thanks to the help of four of her closest friends.

Diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2013 Margaret underwent a course of chemotherapy and is currently in remission. Other members of Margaret family have also been affected by cancer.

Margaret said: “I wanted to give something back to the hospital and the fantastic staff that helped me. I thought that if I can do something which benefits other people with cancer then I have done something to help.”

Nearly 220 friends and family of Margaret gathered for a fundraising charity lunch in Hanworth with activities such as an auction and raffle took with more than 5,000 tickets sold.

Margaret continued: “We have a lot of friends and family who all came together to support the cause, no one was able to escape us!”

Dr Adrian Harnett, Consultant in Clinical Oncology, said: “This funding will go a long way and help us to make the most of new technology to improve the patients’ experience and help us to deliver first class care.”

The money raised will go towards a range of equipment to support the care of patients with cancer. The items include a custom made couch for supporting patients with skin cancer whilst they are undergoing treatment and specialist equipment for transferring patients safely from a trolley on to the treatment units. The donation will also fund a number of ipads that will enable staff to communicate directly with patients while inputting information rather than going back to a desk computer in the radiotherapy unit. Lastly the money raised has allowed us to replace black and white monitors with the latest colour monitors for specialised scans which identifies tumour localisation much better and will be used in the radiotherapy planning suite.

Louise Cook, NNUH Fundraising Manager commented: “Margaret has been inspirational in both her battle with cancer and the tremendous fundraising effort which has raised such an amazing amount. It just shows how people can make a real difference to their local hospital.”

If anyone would like to support the hospital charity please get in touch on 01603 287107 or email

Wednesday 9th of September 2015 11:00:41 AM