Charity ball supports hospital’s Critical Care Complex

The event at Sprowston Manor Marriotts Hotel in Norwich is being held on Saturday, 9th June and has been organised by Vincent Coomber after he heard the story of a former patient at the unit.

Mr Coomber said: “A golf acquaintance of mine told me how two years ago he had suffered a severe aneurysm while at a BBQ at Forest Park holiday park in Cromer and he was rushed to NNUH.

“He was so poorly that his wife was told to go into the operating theatre where he was given just a 20% chance of survival.

“It’s incredible how you can out enjoying yourself and all of a sudden this happens.

“If it hadn’t been for the skill of the hospital, he wouldn’t be here and so I thought we had to do something to say thank you.”

The Critical Care Complex cares for patients with potentially life-threatening conditions with specialist equipment and constant monitoring from skilled staff to offer the best possible care.

The black tie event is set to be a fantastic night with almost 200 of the 300 tickets already sold.

Tickets priced just £35, including a sit-down three-course meal, dancing to Red Hot & Blue and a charity auction, are still available from or call 01638 718079, or from Forest Park reception. All profits will go to the Critical Care Complex at the hospital.

NNUH Fundraising Manager Louise Cook said: “We want to say thank you to Vince for organising the event and everyone who is helping to make it happen and supporting it.

“Many people may not always realise they can choose where their money goes to within the hospital charity and the Critical Care Complex is a very important part of the hospital.”

For more information about the hospital charity and how you can get involved, please contact

Tuesday 6th of February 2018 12:23:18 PM