Lions Clubs raise thousands for Queen Elizabeth Hospital cancer unit

The King's Lynn Lions have collected £15,500 in donations for the cancer unit at the Queen Elizabeth

The King's Lynn Lions have collected £15,500 in donations for the cancer unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Pictured at the front are (from left) Ian Lewis, QEH Chief Executive Jon Green, Jess Flower and Margaret Fox. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Seven Lions Clubs in Norfolk have raised thousands of pounds to pay for cancer treatment equipment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The Lions Clubs of King's Lynn, Hunstanton, Wells, Swaffham and Downham Market - and Lionesses of the latter two - have raised £16,115 for the cancer unit in the King's Lynn hospital.

The total is entirely made up of public donations, made at the clubs' fund raising events which began in September last year.

Zone chairman Paul Southerton said the idea to raise money for the cancer unit came from a relative, who had mentioned patients were waiting a long time to receive treatment.

He added: 'This was taken on as a project for the seven clubs. We held coffee mornings, quizzes and spring fairs and the target was to raise as much as we could.

'It's a fantastic amount going to a very good cause, the more pumps the cancer units have the more people can be treated.'