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Norfolk Zipper Club marks 30 years of support for county’s heart patients

15:50 19 July 2012

back row l-r Robert Burgin, Chairman, and Stephen Bridge, Chief Executive of Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
More than 50 members of the Norfolk Zipper Club travelled to Papworth Hospital this month to mark 30 years of support for patients from Norfolk undergoing heart surgery.

Front row – Professor John Wallwork, CBE, retired consultant surgeon, Pam Blomiley Directorate Manager of Theatres and Critical Care presenting a commemorative glass award to Robin Cushing Chairman of Norfolk Zipper Club, Sir Terence English, patron of Norfolk Zipper Club and retired Papworth Hopsital surgeon

back row l-r Robert Burgin, Chairman, and Stephen Bridge, Chief Executive of Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust More than 50 members of the Norfolk Zipper Club travelled to Papworth Hospital this month to mark 30 years of support for patients from Norfolk undergoing heart surgery. Front row – Professor John Wallwork, CBE, retired consultant surgeon, Pam Blomiley Directorate Manager of Theatres and Critical Care presenting a commemorative glass award to Robin Cushing Chairman of Norfolk Zipper Club, Sir Terence English, patron of Norfolk Zipper Club and retired Papworth Hopsital surgeon

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More than 50 members of the Norfolk Zipper Club travelled to Papworth Hospital this month to mark 30 years of support for patients from Norfolk undergoing heart surgery.

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Robin Cushing, chairman of the Norfolk Zipper Club, said: “Our members were delighted to attend a lunch to celebrate 30 years of the Norfolk Zipper Club with our friends at Papworth Hospital.

“As an organisation we work closely with Papworth Hospital, where patients from Norfolk have their heart surgery, and in addition to the support that our members give to patients they also undertake fundraising activities for the hospital and have provided the hospital with many pieces of medical equipment over the years.”

Mr Cushing added: “All of our members are indebted to Papworth Hospital in some way. We enjoy supporting those who may be apprehensive about undergoing cardiac surgery and also have enormous fun raising funds for the hospital.”

Stephen Bridge, chief executive of Papworth, said: “We are delighted to be able to mark the magnificent support by the members of the Norfolk Zipper Club both to Papworth Hospital and heart surgery patients from Norfolk.”

The club will be holding a Family Fun Gala Day on Sunday, July 22, starting at 10am at the Anglian Windows Sports and Social Club, Holt Road, Norwich.

For further information, visit www.norfolkzipperclub.org.uk

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