Patients set to benefit from charity auction

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Patients using West Suffolk Hospital are set to benefit from vital charity cash after a Christmas fundraiser bagged a record-breaking £8,400.

A ten-day online charity auction, was arranged by West Suffolk Hospital Charity.

A range of lots went under the hammer, including a rare Beatles photo, the chance to fly a plane, a tour of the Sky Sports studios and a champagne lunch onboard a 43ft yacht.

All of the money raised will go towards improving patient care in the hospital.

At least a dozen different areas will benefit, including the forget-me-not dementia campaign, the Macmillan Unit and Rainbow Ward, as well as the antenatal, orthopaedics, neonatal, critical care, and maternity departments.

Dave Gooderham, fundraising manager for the charity, said: “We are absolutely delighted that this year’s auction has raised such a fantastic total, which will make a real difference to everyone using West Suffolk Hospital.

“Our thanks go once again to everyone who supported the fundraiser by so generously donating lots, as well as those who put in bids for the items.

“As well as helping our patients, we hope that the auction has provided people with some unique gifts to enjoy on Christmas morning.”