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Christmas charity event boosts Nook appeal

PUBLISHED: 16:59 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:59 12 December 2017

A Christmas charity lunch was held for East Anglia`s Children`s Hospices at Pakefield.  Picture: Helen Morris

A Christmas charity lunch was held for East Anglia`s Children`s Hospices at Pakefield. Picture: Helen Morris

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A charity lunch, organised by the Lowestoft Friends' Group of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), has been hailed a success.

With a two course lunch and festive demonstrations held at the Pakefield Church Hall, the demonstrations included chocolate making and napkin folding by Barbara Shaw – which was accompanied by Barbara’s repertoire of very funny jokes and anecdotes.

Speaking on behalf of the Nook appeal in Norfolk, Judith Sykes gave a talk regarding the requirements for the new hospice and the services it will offer to local families. The turf has been cut and the building will be started very shortly.

A fantastic turnout of more than 65 people enjoyed the day, raising £989, to which Barclays Bank will be adding £750, making a total of £1,739. This will be going to the Nook appeal.

A spokesman said: “Our grateful thanks go to Barbara, Tesco Beccles, Pakefield Church Hall organisers, everyone who helped on the day and last but not least those who bought tickets, without whom we wouldn’t have raised anything.”

If anyone is interested in getting involved with the Lowestoft Friends’ group, call Helen on 07764 582 174.

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