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Cash boost of £4221 for Norfolk hospital

PUBLISHED: 09:39 03 July 2019 | UPDATED: 10:21 03 July 2019

Former mayor Barry Hester (white shirt) hands his civic fund cheque to Hospital Friends' chairman Keith Jarvis, watched by members, appeal supporters, and staff. Picture: Richard Batson

Former mayor Barry Hester (white shirt) hands his civic fund cheque to Hospital Friends' chairman Keith Jarvis, watched by members, appeal supporters, and staff. Picture: Richard Batson

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A Norfolk hospital has been given the tonic of a cash boost from the local mayor.

Hospital Friends' chairman Keith Jarvis receives the civic appeal cash from outgoing mayor Barry Hester. Picture: Richard BatsonHospital Friends' chairman Keith Jarvis receives the civic appeal cash from outgoing mayor Barry Hester. Picture: Richard Batson

North Walsham's outgoing mayor Barry Hester made the town's hospital Friends his civic charity of the year.

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And after a successful series of events he handed over £4221.02, more than twice the £2000 target he set himself for his year of office, which ended in May.

The fund was boosted by donations and money-raising events from across the community, including cinema and fireworks on the park, a 24-hour pools marathon, bike and trike weekend, civic dinner, donated shoes sold on market stalls and in the Kitale charity shop, and a comedy night which starred TV funnyman Hal Cruttenden.

Mr Hester handed the cash over to Friends chairman Keith Jarvis at the North Walsham War Memorial Hospital. He said: "A lot of people were happy to help because they want to support the hospital."

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