Edam good donation for Pilgrim

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BOSTON’S Pilgrim Hospital has received a generous donation of £800 from a village church fundraiser.

Volunteers at Wilksby Church held a cheese and wine evening to raise money for the Chemotherapy Unit at Pilgrim Hospital.

Around 80 people turned up on the night.

Volunteer Shauna Roe said: “It was great, we had supper and lots of other things as well including music and a raffle.

“We had a lot of donations by local companies. It’s nice to hold village events, we’re a little church, there’s all of 10 people who get together and raise money.”

Susan Russell, the daughter of volunteer Mary Hodgson, came up with the idea for the event and the money was raised for the unit after her mother was treated for cancer at the hospital and church members wanted to show their thanks.

Sister Mandy Dawson said: “We are very grateful for this generous donation. It will be put towards some new observation machines which we are in the process of purchasing for the department.”

The event was supported by a number of farming businesses including Hambleton Farms, in Oakham, Cote Hill, in Market Rasen and Lincolnshire Poacher, in Ulceby Grange, who all donated cheese for the night.

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