Cash boost of £4221 for Norfolk hospital

Former mayor Barry Hester (white shirt) hands his civic fund cheque to Hospital Friends' chairman Ke

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 - Credit: Archant

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 Hes

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

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

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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