Gorleston pub fundraiser raises more than £5,800

Families enjoyed the fun day at the Mariner's Compass in Gorleston
Picture supplied by Gemma Searby

Families enjoyed the fun day at the Mariner's Compass in Gorleston Picture supplied by Gemma Searby - Credit: Archant

A fundraiser event at a Gorleston pub in aid of a paralysed woman has raised more than £5,800.

The landlady at the Mariner's Compass, Gemma Searby, held a charity day to raise money in support of Kerry Ann Philpott, 32 and who fell from a top floor window four years ago and was left paralysed.

The fun event, held on June 15, had children's entertainment, live music, a barbecue, raffle, auction and a bouncy castle.

It raised funds to buy a MOTOmed machine which is used to build up muscle strength in legs.

Ms Searby said: 'We raised £5,859.06.


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'We have started up a fund also for anyone locally in similar situations to Kerry. If they have had a life changing accident and need help funding things like Kerry did we want them to get in touch.

'The day was amazing and had such a community feel and everyone had lots of fun.'

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She thanked everyone who had supported the event.

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