People flock to hospital for charity day to raise funds for specialist care equipment

Susanne Benjamin with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Fundraising stall. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Susanne Benjamin with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Fundraising stall. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Hundreds of people found bargains at a special charity event held at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.

Jigsaw puzzles, soaps, and jewellery were some of the items on offer at the event, which was organised by Lincolnshire-based Susanne Benjamin.

A total of £460 was raised which will go towards the hospital's Excel Appeal, which is supported by the EDP.

The appeal aims to raise £50,000 for specialist equipment, such as falls prevention kits, recliner chairs, and dementia software, which will all improve the hospital's care of the elderly.

Mrs Benjamin said: 'The event was very well attended, both by staff and the general public.

'Many people said it was nice to have something different in the hospital, and we managed to sell just about everything.'

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

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

Are you fundraising? Email nicholas.carding@archant. co.uk