Tombola man raises money for hospital unit

Jodie Smith from Poundland and Tony Ward with his stall outside the store near the bus station in Gr

Jodie Smith from Poundland and Tony Ward with his stall outside the store near the bus station in Great Yarmouth. Photo: George Ryan - Credit: Archant

With his bright tombola stall outside Poundland, Tony Ward's fundraising efforts are a popular site in Great Yarmouth.

A cheque being presented to the Cromer Dialysis Unit. Photo: Cromer Dialysis Unit

A cheque being presented to the Cromer Dialysis Unit. Photo: Cromer Dialysis Unit - Credit: Archant

Mr Ward, 77, from Gorleston, said he has raised thousands of pounds for good causes, including Cancer Research and the Royal British Legion.

A member of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, Mr Ward raises money outside the Poundland store near the bus station on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The latest club effort has raised £3500 for the Cromer Dialysis Unit who are trying to build an extension to their facilities, including from the tombola.

Senior sister at the Cromer Dialysis Unit, Janet Dickenson, said: 'The funds raised are used to take patients on holiday or group theatre trips, Christmas dinner and pantomimes. The majority of the patients are elderly, all live in North Norfolk and because of their illness and dependence on dialysis are unable generally to go away on holidays.'


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