Cancer centre fundraiser hits £5,000 target
- Credit: Supplied by Samuel Thomas
Every ticket in a raffle supporting a new North Norfolk Macmillan Centre has been sold.
The contest, run by the Friends of Cromer Hospital, raised £5,000 towards outfitting the £4.85m centre, which is expected to open in September.
The prize - won by a man from Kent - was a painting of the sun going down behind Cromer Pier, by Samuel Thomas, who grew up in the town.
Mr Thomas, who now lives in Norwich, said: "I still have a lot of family living in Cromer so it’s a place I have a strong affinity for.
"Cancer is something which affects one in two people in their lifetime so it is something that is going to have an effect on all of us."
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A spokesman from the Friends said they were thrilled with the amount raised and thanked Mr Thomas for donating the artwork.
The centre will aim to deliver 600 surgical procedures a year as well as 10,000 outpatient appointments a year.
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