Hunstanton Round Table doubles up hospital donations
A community group has donated £2,500 to the emergency fund set up by Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital to fight the coronavirus crisis.
The chairman of Hunstanton’s Round Table, Matt Hallard, has presented a suitably socially distanced cheque to the hospital’s deputy chief nurse, Edmund Tabay.
Nearly £60,000 has been raised via an online fundraising page since the campaign began in March.
The Round Table’s donation came after it pledged to double donations made to the Just Giving page between April 26 and May 10 up to £2,500.
To be counted for the effort, donors had to add the social media hashtag #RoundTableDoubleIt, with many leaving messages of support.
One donor said: “No amount of money is enough for the amazing work you do! 10 years ago you saved my husband’s life – we will be eternally grateful.”
Another thanked the hospital for their care against the virus itself.
Mr Tabay said: “We have been overwhelmed with the support and generosity of local organisations over the course of this pandemic, and will be using this money to continue to improve both our staff and patient experience.”
The Round Table are supporting people in Hunstanton, Heacham and surrounding areas by helping over 70s in isolation with shopping, errands or as a listening ear. The group is made up of 18-45 year olds and have been running for more than 60 years.
Donations can still be made online via https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/QEHCovid19Support.