Fenland charity to hold two fundraising nights as �150,000 milestone draws nearer

A CHARITY which helps improve the quality of life for Leukaemia patients at a Norfolk hospital is closing in on its next fundraising milestone.

The Robert Foot Leukaemia Fund was set up by Michael and Wendy Foot, of Walpole St Peter in memory of their son following his death in 2002.

The couple then decided to raise money to help the patients staying in the Shouldham ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, where Robert had stayed.

Last September they celebrated reaching the �100,000 milestone, but the fund is now only �28,000 away from reaching their next target of �150,000.

To help the pair edge closer to their goal, two fundraising nights are being held in their village.

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The first event will see historian Dr Paul Richards give a presentation at Walpole St Peter Parish Hall titled “Marshland and The Wash Ports 1300-1900”.

The talk will kick off at 7.30pm on Friday, September 16. Admission to the event is �5.

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Then, on Saturday, October 29, the sixth annual Robert Foot Leukaemia Fund quiz evening will return to the parish hall and begin at 7.30pm.

For further details about both events or to secure a place, contact Mr and Mrs Foot on 01945 780468.

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