Garden area at James Paget University Hospital given makeover by Lowestoft M&S store staff

Marks and Spencer store staff from Lowestoft presenting the cheque in the refurbished garden. Pictur

Marks and Spencer store staff from Lowestoft presenting the cheque in the refurbished garden. Picture: James Paget University Hospital - Credit: Archant

An 80s-themed fundraiser, collections and a special makeover have helped to boost the James Paget University Hospital.

Staff from the Lowestoft Marks and Spencer (M&S) store raised £2,071.56 through in-store collections and an 80s-themed day of fundraising to help support patient care on Ward 17.

Overall, the store in London Road North has donated £5,000 to the hospital in the last few months – and given a badly-needed makeover to a garden next to the hospital's bereavement suite.

Staff from the store spent two days clearing overgrown vegetation from the garden before planting shrubs and installing features including a bench and bird table – which were made by the Lowestoft-based Special Objectives For Local Disabled (SOLD) charity – and plaques from Timpson in Lowestoft.

The bench was donated by staff member Emma Rose in memory of her father.


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