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Lowestoft historian backs appeal

PUBLISHED: 08:00 21 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:49 06 July 2010

LOWESTOFT historian and author John Holmes has raised thousands of pounds for the Palliative Care East appeal - but he shows no sign of slowing down.

His latest contribution was a cheque for £1,500, which he presented to palliative care specialist nurses Mandy Whitehouse and Penny Atkinson, based at the James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston.

LOWESTOFT historian and author John Holmes has raised thousands of pounds for the Palliative Care East appeal - but he shows no sign of slowing down.

His latest contribution was a cheque for £1,500, which he presented to palliative care specialist nurses Mandy Whitehouse and Penny Atkinson, based at the James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston.

He said: “This money was raised and made possible by those kind people who attended my local slide shows, purchased books and attended the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, on Mother's Day when I did a slide show for approximately 300 people.

“I was so pleased to see a number of young people at this event. I would like to thank the staff of the Marina Theatre for helping to make this event happen.”

If anybody would like to support the Palliative Care East Appeal and read a history of the area, John's books are available from Waterstone Books (Lowestoft) and the Spar Shop and Knight Vision at Pakefield.

Forthcoming fundraising events include:

Saturday, March 20: Dining and dancing in the '60s style. Dinner dance, the Ocean Room, Gorleston, live '60s band Out of the Ashes, cabaret. Join in the fun and dress for the '60s. Grand raffle.

Saturday, April 10: Spring Fever, Potters Theatre Company, Hopton, charity show. Enjoy the experience of the Potters Theatre Company. Brian and Judy Potter have pledged to match your ticket money.

Saturday, April 17: The Loddon Band Concert, Trinity Methodist Church, Park Road, Lowestoft.

Saturday, May 15: Butterfly day - Our supporters will be out and about giving butterfly badges for £1 donation.

Sunday, May 16: Rotary Club of Great Yarmouth charity walk. Beautiful walks in the Acle area - with walks for all levels.

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