Christmas Tree Festival supports breast cancer appeal
The N&N Hospitals Charity will once again be shining bright when Christmas trees, sponsored by local organisations, will illuminate St Peter Mancroft Church in Norwich.
The hospital charity has its very own tree, sponsored by The Forum Trust, which will represent the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal.
The appeal was launched last year and has so far raised £250,000. It aims to raise £800,000 to open a larger breast cancer unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital which will mean patients will receive same-day diagnostic tests and imaging assessment, eliminating the wait currently facing some patients.
The Charity Christmas Tree Festival will be officially opened by the Lord Mayor in the Church on Tuesday 3 December and opened to the public from Wednesday morning 4 December until Sunday evening 8 December 2019.
The event is run by the Rotary Club of Norwich St Edmund, with the support of St Peter Mancroft Church. All net proceeds will go to the club for distribution to the church and local charities with this year’s theme being “health”.
Entry to the festival is free, but donations will be very much appreciated, with Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal one of the beneficiaries.
Tim Bishop, from the Forum Trust, said: “We’re delighted to support this fantastic festival in such a beautiful venue.
“Breast cancer touches the lives of so many people and there can be very few of us who doesn’t know someone who has been affected. It’s great to be able to do something positive to reduce the anxious wait for diagnosis and treatment to help patients, families and their friends and colleagues.”
The Boudicca tree will be adorned with pink, red and silver decorations to reflect the colours of the breast cancer appeal logo.
Louise Cook, Head of Fundraising for the N&N Hospitals Charity , said: “We hope as many people as possible will come along to the festival and see the beautiful church lit up. Thank you to everyone who made our tree possible in particular the Rotary who has chosen Boudicca as one of the beneficiaries us to take part and the Forum Trust which sponsored our Boudicca tree for the Festival of Light.”
For more information about the Boudicca Appeal, please visit www.nnuhcharity.org.uk