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Entertainer Terry Chappelle, centre, with the cast of a variety show at Sheringham which raised funds for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital's targeted radiotherapy appeal. Picture; SUBMITTED
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Entertainer and prostate cancer patient Terry Chappelle has raised £1,165 for a hospital equipment appeal by staging a variety show at Sheringham.
His sum, given to the Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group, will be added to the £10,000 they have already pledged to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s £600,000 Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal which aims to provide a specialist unit for the treatment of prostate and other cancers.
The Deja Revue show included Mr Chappelle’s tribute-impersonations to female entertainers of yesteryear, including Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich - which involved eight costume changes - along with fellow artistes and musicians.
Mr Chappelle, who will soon be 80, was diagnosed during a routine blood test in 2010, but after radiotherapy is now cancer-free.
The Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal aims to provide state-of-the-art facilities at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for people undergoing internal radiotherapy, known as brachytherapy which is used to treat prostate and other cancers, reducing treatment times and meaning some patients can be treated closer to home.
At the moment patients have to travel to Cambridge, or London, to receive this treatment.
For more information, go to: http://www.justgiving.com/NNUH-TargetedRadiotherapyAppeal