Fundraisers hit a third of a million with Easter donation

Zoiyar Cole and friends have donated nearly £3,000 to the James Paget Hospital after selling easter

Zoiyar Cole and friends have donated nearly £3,000 to the James Paget Hospital after selling easter eggs with knitted accesories. (left to right) Zoiyer Cole, Brenda Lincoln, June Honeywood, Maureen Last and Mary Pickles. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Fundraisers for the Paul Cole Cancer Fund have hit a third of a million pounds raised after they raised £3,000 through selling Easter eggs and chicks earlier this year.

Zoiyar Cole and friends have donated nearly £3,000 to the James Paget Hospital after selling easter

Zoiyar Cole and friends have donated nearly £3,000 to the James Paget Hospital after selling easter eggs with knitted accesories. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The milestone was hit after almost 2,500 eggs were purchased through sponsorship or donations, before Zoiyar Cole and Janet Ellis sold the eggs and the woolen chicks at 28 shops and businesses in Lowestoft.

Eggs were donated by businesses such as Birdseye, who donated 300 eggs, Morrisons, who donated 200 eggs, and Bookers, who donated 100 eggs.

The £2,758.16 raised has been split equally between the Louise Hamilton Trust and the Sandra Chapman Ward at the James Paget University Hospital.

Money was also raised to purchase the eggs through sponsorship, raising more than £600 to buy eggs to be sold.

Zoiyer Cole and friends have donated nearly £3,000 to the James Paget Hospital after selling easter

Zoiyer Cole and friends have donated nearly £3,000 to the James Paget Hospital after selling easter eggs with knitted accesories.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


You may also want to watch:


Zoiyar Cole said: 'Special thanks to everyone who knitted chicks June Honeywood, Brenda Lincoln, Maureen Last, Myra Saunders, Mary Pickles, Rachael from Dixon's newsagents, my daughter Angela and husband Michael Rowe for their help.'

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter