Keyhole Cancer Appeal goes up a gear with £20,000 bike ride boost
10 March 2015
The hard work of cyclist’s who took part in the Rotary Club of Thorpe Bay’s Foulness Island bike ride back in August is now paying off, as the club presented a cheque for £20,000 to the hospital’s Keyhole Cancer Appeal at a recent celebratory reception.
Rotarians and those who marshalled at the event were invited to
the reception, held at the hospital, for tea and cake and to hear
keyhole surgeon Mr Mike Dworkin update on the
Mr Dworkin, who also took part in the event said: "It was lovely
to be able to see Foulness Island and its wonderful scenery - it
really was great fun. We are hugely grateful to everyone involved -
those who helped to put on the event and also those who helped to
raise this amazing sum of money.
"In its first year the appeal has raised just over £200,000 and
we are keen to keep momentum going. This donation is a huge
"The new state-of-the-art laparoscopic theatre suite will
dramatically change keyhole surgery here at the hospital - making a
significant difference to the patients we treat."
The Rotary Club of Thorpe Bay's president, Ivy Anderson, went on
to present special guests, Kevin and Sandra Dempster, with an award
for the most sponsorship raised. The enthusiastic couple managed to
raise a whopping £1, 841.15!
The event concluded with the exciting announcement that the
Keyhole Cancer Appeal will also benefit from the bike ride next
year! The appeal was chosen by the Rotarians to be joint
beneficiary alongside local charity -Riding for the Disabled
The bike ride will take place on Sunday 16th August
2015. If you would like to take part or be marshal at the event
please call the hospital fundraising team on 01702 385337 to find
out more about how you could get involved.