Brundall shop gives funding boost for cancer appeal

Chairman Noel Warner receives the giant cheque from (left to right) Ruth Wood, Jo Wightman, Joy Kirk

Chairman Noel Warner receives the giant cheque from (left to right) Ruth Wood, Jo Wightman, Joy Kirkcaldy, shop committee chairman Adrienne Capp and trustees chairman Christine Buchanan. - Credit: Archant

A charity shop in Brundall has given a big boost to a hospital appeal to help treat more patients with prostate cancer.

The Cancer Community Chest, which opened in Brundall in 1995, raised £10,000 for the Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group in just 18 months.

The funds will be added to the £10,000 the support group has already pledged to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital's (NNUH) Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal (TRA).

Led by a committee of eight, the shop is staffed by a team of 40 volunteers.

The Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal is aiming to raise £600,000 to offer more cancer treatments at the NNUH. Christine Buchanan, from the Brundall shop, said: 'We felt that this new centre would benefit not only prostate cancer patients but other patients who would otherwise have to travel to London or Cambridge.'


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