Family donation in memory of Lee Parker helps patients at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Zoe Ryder and daughter Saffire, with parents Christine and Herbert Parker and Dr Nicola Holtom. Phot

Zoe Ryder and daughter Saffire, with parents Christine and Herbert Parker and Dr Nicola Holtom. Photo: NNUH - Credit: NNUH

A woman from Dereham has raised £2,387.50 for the oncology team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) in memory of her brother Lee Parker who received treatment from the hospital's cancer centre.

Zoe Ryder - together with her parents Christine and Herbert Parker, as well as the rest of the family and a whole host friends - raised the money by holding an annual dance at Swanton Morley Village Hall over the last three years attended by over 200 people on each occasion.

Ms Ryder said: 'Many local people have come forward to support us and holding the dance was a great way to remember Lee who always liked to have fun. He absolutely loved to dance and was always the first on the dance floor and so full of life wherever we went.'

Louise Cook, fundraising manager at NNUH, added: 'This is a generous donation to the hospital charity which will directly benefit our patients and buy those extra items which helps us to improve the service we offer.'

Dr Nicola Holtom, NNUH palliative care consultant, who treated Mr Parker, said: 'As cancer care becomes more complex, we can do more for patients and the demand for equipment increases. With this donation, we plan to buy extra syringe drivers which support the care of our patients.'


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