Children’s ward boosted by Taylor High Memorial Fund

Pictured is Gary High (left) and Elaine High (right) presenting the money to Jane Whiteside - HG The

Pictured is Gary High (left) and Elaine High (right) presenting the money to Jane Whiteside - HG Therapist/Health Play Specialist at James Paget University Hospital - centre. Picture: Courtesy of the High family - Credit: Archant

A charitable fund set up in memory of a popular Lowestoft teenager is closing in on a major milestone.

Taylor High

Taylor High - Credit: Archant

And continuing to help others, The Taylor High Memorial Fund has now boosted the children's and young person's ward at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

As they approach the £100,000 milestone in the new year, the memorial fund – which was set up by 19-year-old Taylor's parents, Elaine and Gary, after his death in a car crash in west Norfolk in March 2011 – has raised more than £96,000 since its inception.

Community projects, worthy causes, organisations and deserving local people across Waveney have all been supported by the memorial fund, who made their 100th donation in June.

And recently, Taylor's fund has given a donation to Ward 10 from the hospital.

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Mrs High said: 'I saw on Facebook that Ward 10 – the Children's and Young People's Ward – are fundraising to purchase a Sensory Projection Screen.

'This is a screen which can be used on the floor to help recovery or used on a bed. The children will have an interesting way of pushing themselves in their rehabilitation after an operation standing and stretching to reach the items on the screen projected.'

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With the Taylor High Memorial Fund 'happy to give their 106th donation' to boost the ward, Mrs High added: '£400 was given from the fund to help with their fundraiser.

'Taylor's Fund have now raised £96,000 in memory of Taylor so this new charity year will see them go over the £100,000 milestone.'

For more details on the fund, visit its page on Facebook.

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