Walcott charity dance for Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital raises hundreds

Rodney and Veronica Rose have organised a charity dance to raise money for N&N's radiotherapy appeal

Rodney and Veronica Rose have organised a charity dance to raise money for N&N's radiotherapy appeal.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A charity dance put on by a north Norfolk cancer survivor who wanted to say thank you to medical staff raised £660.

The event at the Lighthouse Pub, Walcott, last night (Saturday) was organised by Rodney Rose, 67, from Happisburgh Road, North Walsham.

It attracted 70 people and raised money for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

A little over a year ago Mr Rose underwent major surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from his oesophagus, or gullet.

It had been shrunk from 4cms to 1cm through an intensive chemotherapy course.


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Mr Rose, who organised the dance with his wife Veronica, said: 'It went very well. People had a really good night and there was a good atmosphere. It was great. The dance floor was crowded all night.'

Live entertainment was provided by Ipswich band Connect 4 and singer/guitarist Bobby Graham from Ringland.

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The couple hope to put on a similar fund-raiser next year.

Mr Rose said he thought the hospital staff were fantastic.

The money will be shared between the hospital's £600,000 Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal, to provide state-of-the-art facilities for people undergoing internal radiotherapy, and the oesophagogastric team.

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