Fundraisers for N&N hospital are winners at first awards event

The Norfolk and Norwich Liver Group, winners of the Award for Outstanding Service to NNUH Fundraisin

The Norfolk and Norwich Liver Group, winners of the Award for Outstanding Service to NNUH Fundraising - Credit: Archant

A charity and support group which has raised more than £27,000 for a hospital has been honoured for its hard work.

Norfolk and Norwich Liver Group was one of six winners at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's (NNUH) first 'Inspirational Fundraising Awards' event.

Its donations enabled the NNUH to buy a portable scanner.

The g roup won the Outstanding Contribution to NNUH Fundraising award, and also picked up a silver award in the Inspirational

Fundraising Team of the Year' category.

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Group-member Bill Dingle said: 'We were very pleased to win the award. The scanner measures the stiffness of the liver and if it picks up a prob-lem then doctors will carry out further investigation.

'It has helped a lot of patients.'

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Other award-winners included Claire and Simon Nicholl, the parents whose fundraising was inspired by their baby son, who died just

four days after his birth.

The youngest winner of the night was 11-year old Jasmine Lewis, of Fakenham. She was the recipient of the 'Inspirational Young Fundraiser of the Year' award for helping to set up an event at her school, Fakenham Junior School, that raised £300 for the trust's paediatric rheumatology department.

Louise Cook, fundraising manager at the NNUH, said: 'These awards are all about saying thank you to those inspirational groups and indi-viduals who have given up their time to raise funds.

'We'd like to voice our appreciation for the supporters who are too many to name, but whose help makes a big difference.'

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