Mum and daughter team get selling for Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after both going through cancer treatment

Emma Manning (pictured third from right) and Julia Fisher (pictured third from left) presenting thei

Emma Manning (pictured third from right) and Julia Fisher (pictured third from left) presenting their donation to NNUH charity and The Big C Centre. Picture: Courtesty of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Credit: Archant

A mum and daughter from Norwich have raised £6,000 as a way to say thank you for the care they have both received as cancer patients.

Julia Fisher, 70, and her daughter Emma Manning, 46, from Hellesdon, have been hosting stalls at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital over the last year selling arts and crafts, games, jams, chutneys, plants, toys and more.

Mrs Manning has also raised money by taking part in a sponsored head shave.

Mrs Fisher said: 'Emma has been the driving force for the fundraising and I am so proud of her. Even when she was very ill, she always had a smile on her face.'

Mrs Manning, who is still receiving treatment at NNUH said: 'I just wanted to make something positive out of a negative situation and do something more than just saying thank you. Everyone at the hospital went the extra mile when I was receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and I can't thank them enough.'

Of the total raised, £3,000 has gone to the hospital's oncology day unit, £1,500 has gone to the Acute Oncology Service, and £1,500 has gone to The Big C.

The pair are always looking for any unwanted gifts and wool so that they can make things to sell and raise more funds.

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Anyone with donations, or who wants to support their fundrasing can call Mrs Fisher on 01603 406599.

The fundraising effort has won high praise from hospital staff.

Louise Cook, NNUH fundraising manager said: 'Emma and Julia have raised such a massive amount of money and we are so privileged that they have chosen to support the hospital charity in such a way. They have been through a very difficult time and to dedicate their efforts to raising money for us is truly inspiring.'

And Emma McKay, NNUH director of nursing, said: 'We are so grateful for Emma's and Julia's fantastic fundraising efforts.

'The money they have raised will go towards helping cancer patients going through a very difficult time, and I want to thank them both for supporting the hospital charity.'

The next stall will be at the hospital on April 21.

Anyone interested in supporting the hospital charity is asked to contact Ms Cook at fundraising@nnuh.nhs.uk

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