Landlady helps raise cash for hospital ward

Two women are raising money for the Rudham Ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, from left, Tracy Po

Two women are raising money for the Rudham Ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, from left, Tracy Poulton, Simon Baker, Callum Walkley and Kimberley Gardiner. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Landlords at a Gaywood pub have joined forces with a young mother to raise money for the children's ward at King's Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, after being impressed with the standard of care they received.

Kimberley Gardiner's son, Callum was admitted to Rudham Ward at just seven-weeks-old, while Tracy Poulton's five-year-old granddaughter, Tia stayed on the ward after suffering a severe broken arm last December.

The two women raised more than £100 for the ward from a Body Shop At Home event last week, and have more events planned.

Ms Poulton, 47, who runs the Wildfowler pub in Gayton Road with partner Simon Baker, 50, said: 'Tia, who goes to Whitefriars school in Lynn, was disco dancing at the pub and broke her arm. She stayed at the hospital overnight.

'She had to have four different casts on her arm and the treatment she got was excellent. We wanted to thank the ward in some way. Every event we hold at the pub this year will be in aid of the Rudham ward.'


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Ms Gardiner, 32, who lives off Loke Road in Lynn, said her son, now 10-weeks-old, attended hospital after suffering a diarrhoea and sickness bug.

'He had fantastic treatment and the staff could not do enough for him,' she said.

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