Queen’s donation and legacy boost for King’s Lynn hospital league

An undisclosed donation from the Queen and an �83,000 legacy have boosted funds for the King's Lynn Hospitals League of Friends.

Donations made by members of the Royal family to charity are never revealed, but the Queen has been a regular donor to the League.

The legacy came from the estate of Mrs SA Bird, the League's newslatter reveals.

It adds: 'We were delighted to receive this legacy, which was an enormous boost to our funds.'

Book stalls held in February, March and April raised �760, while committee member Betty Curr raised �570 from the sale of kintted baby clothes.


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The League is arranging stalls in the snack bar area of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital from Monday to Thursday next week.

It's appealing for tombola prizes such as puzzles, DVDs, cosmetics, cuddly toys and jewellery.

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So far this year, the League has bought a �5,000 bi-pap system for the Critical Care Unit at the QEH - a ventilation machine which helps patients breathe.

Smaller items purchased also include 150 water jugs for all adult in-patient wards at the hospital, new cabinets for orthopaedic out-patients, CDs and cases for the pain clinic and two clock radios for the dermatology unit.

Donations were received in memory of PJ Ilett, �555, �157, and Lucy Watts, �140.

Other donations include Downham Ladies Friendship Club, �220 and Heacham car boots, �172.

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