Resident of Hunstanton care home says thanks for chemo

Lyndhurst Court residents present a cheque to Vicky Mitchell, David Bott 'is  wearing an England shirt. MLNF15EB11111 ELAINE BIRD ANL-151125-144102001
Lyndhurst Court residents present a cheque to Vicky Mitchell, David Bott 'is wearing an England shirt. MLNF15EB11111 ELAINE BIRD ANL-151125-144102001
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The knitters and crafters of Hunstanton’s Lyndhurst Court presented a cheque for £1,300, the proceeds of their tea and cakes afternoon with a sale, to Vicky Mitchell, from Macmillan on Saturday.

All the items in the sale were made by the knit and natter and craft groups that meet each week. As the needles clicked, the residents nattered and at the same time hats, scarves, cardigans and jumpers, greetings cards and coasters were added to the pile ready for the sale.

Jean and Helen made over 200 cups of tea and coffee on a day that was organised by house manager Kerry Smith.

Currently undergoing chemotherapy at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Macmillan Unit, resident David Bott came up with idea of donating the knitting and craft groups’ fundraising efforts to the Cancer Care and Treatment Fund. “It is a wonderful centre” he said, “several of our residents have been treated there.”

Accepting the cheque on behalf of the Unit Vicky Mitchell said: “It’s a tremendous donation, thank you to all the residents for all your hard work in raising and donating this magnificent sum that will be used by Macmillan for cancer care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.