King’s Lynn Tesco raised more than £800 for ExCel Appeal

A car boot was held at Tesco's Hardwick in King's Lynn rasing money for the QEH / EDP EXCEL appeal -

A car boot was held at Tesco's Hardwick in King's Lynn rasing money for the QEH / EDP EXCEL appeal - Organiser Laura Gathercole with the event. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Staff at a west Norfolk Tesco Extra are celebrating raising more than £800 for a campaign to buy hospital equipment for the elderly, supported by the EDP.

A total of £864.40 was raised for the ExCel Appeal - Excellence in Care - through a car boot sale and a bucket collection at the tills of the Hardwick Road store in King's Lynn.

Proceeds will help buy specialist care equipment for the elderly at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Lynn.

Laura Gathercole, Tesco community champion, said: 'We had a positive feeling about the charity and where the money was going, we believe it's vital for the hospital and we hope to work together in the near future to help the Queen Elizabeth raise more money for the ExCel appeal. It's fantastic to know the money is going to such a local cause because so many of our staff and customers use the hospital.'

The EDP teamed up with the QEH to support their fundraising campaign in which the hospital aims to provide elderly and frail patients with the most specialist and comfortable treatment available.


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The successful car boot sale last month at the Tesco store raised a total of £1831.67, which was split between two charities and £79.40 was donated to the collections at the tills.

Miss Gathercole added she was pleased with the figure raised at their annual car boot sale because of the poor weather forecast, which she thought had put some people off visiting.

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It is hoped the appeal will raise a total of £50,000 over the next year to help buy three sets of equipment which would benefit elderly patients who are frail or suffer from conditions such as dementia.

To donate to the appeal visit www.justgiving.com/qehkl-excelappeal or you can pay by cheque made payable to 'Excel Appeal'.

Send it to Laurence Morlaàs, fundraising executive, QEH, Gayton Road, King's Lynn PE30 4ET.

Have you got a story about raising money for the ExCel Appeal? Email sophie.biddle@archant.co.uk

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