Dance night and bingo session helps to raise £1,510 for the Every Heart Matters appeal
Angina sufferer Jane Hampton wanted to do something to help boost the funds of the Every Heart Matters appeal.
So along with her daughter they organised a dance night and a bingo session at Brandon with a total of £1,510 being raised for the campaign.
About 50 people turned up for the dance event held at the Brandon Leisure Centre with music provided by local DJ Kai Sooter with £1,060 collected.
Meanwhile, a bingo session held earlier at the Church Institute resulted in a further £450 for the appeal which is being organised by the My WiSH Charity and is aiming to raise £500,000 to complete a new cardiac suite at the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds.
Jane said: “I have angina and when I attended the hospital for treatment I saw a sign about the campaign, came home and told my daughter and she said shall we do something to raise money for it?”
So the 59-year-old, who lives in The Sandgalls, in Brandon, linked up with her 37-year-old daughter Kelly Grimwood, from Weeting, to organize both events.
They had a host of business donate up to 50 raffle prizes and Jane, who is a cleaner at Centre Parcs, in Elveden, paid thanks them all.
And she had a word of praise for Nanny McCup Cake who organised games at the dance and donated the money she raised from them to the fund – a total of £130.
“It was a fantastic night and we are so delighted with the amount of money we raised,” said Jane.
“I have got heart history in my family and I think it is so important to have the heart unit at the West Suffolk Hospital.
“I can remember my father having to take long journeys to hospital for his treatment in the 1970s and I think it will be a lot easier for heart patients to be treated in Bury St Edmunds.”
Sally Daniels, appeal manager, said “Jane and her family and friends have just been amazing. They worked so hard to put on these two events and it certainly paid off with a fantastic amount raised. This money really will make a difference and we can’t thank them enough”.
The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is investing £5.2m in developing a state of the art cardiac suite that will provide quicker access to more treatments, but the £500,000 My WiSH Charity is hoping to raise will lead to the whole unit, which is currently fragmented on different floors, being brought together in one purpose-built centre.
If you want to support the Every Heart Matters appeal click here and if you would like to donate to the appeal you can do so by going to: Justgiving.com/ehma or text EHMA17 £10 to 70070.
Pictured left to right with a cheque for £1,510 for the Every Heart Matters appeal are Nicky Canney, Jane Hampton, Kelly Grimwood and Linda Bailey.
Written by Russell Cook