Pub’s fundraising to help healthcare trust

The fundraising team at the Red Lion in Needham present a cheque to Donna Oakins from All Hallows He

The fundraising team at the Red Lion in Needham present a cheque to Donna Oakins from All Hallows Healthcare Trust. Picture: All Hallows Healthcare Trust. - Credit: Archant

After a series of fundraising events the staff and friends of a pub have raised more than £2,500 for a charity which offers healthcare services to people living in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The team from the Red Lion Needham, near Harleston, held several events over the year including a beach party, coffee mornings and a sky dive to raise money for All Hallows Healthcare Trust, which is based in Ditchingham.

The £2,795 which was raised has helped the charity to purchase a Raizer self lifting chair for the hospital.

It is a fast and safe solution which helps transfer people from the floor to either a standing or sitting position.

Sue Massey, whose son Michael Massey runs the pub, said: 'It is really done by the Red Lion coffee morning crew and Angela and John Morrish, Sally Nicholson and Josie Pryke.

'We are delighted absolutely, the piece of equipment we got will help people who have fallen and the nurses.

'A lot of people who come in our pub have known people who have been there.

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'It is an incredible facility. It is bright and friendly and it is local.'

Some of the fundraisers were ale to visit the hospital to see how their money was spent.

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