Diss Parkinson’s patient raises �1,000 for hospital ward

A great-grandmother has presented the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with �1,000.

Pauline Cooke, of Cherry Tree Court, Diss, abseiled down the Ipswich Hospital this summer in a bid to raise hundreds of pounds for the hospital's Dunston Ward, as well as the brain repair centre at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

The money donated by Mrs Cooke, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease 10 years ago, will be used to buy equipment which will help ward patients, who have limited use in their hands, call on nurses when required.

Three years ago, she also gave �4,000 for a special bed to be used in Dunston Ward.

Staff wish to thank Mrs Cooke for the generosity she has shown throughout the years.

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