Charity Campaigns - Extra money for new hospital ward

Rotarians John Mills, Geoff Blurton and Dennis Bowden have helped to raise �2,000 for the Little Extras appeal

Rotarians John Mills, Geoff Blurton and Dennis Bowden have helped to raise �2,000 for the Little Extras appeal

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Rotarians in Kettering have raised £2,000 for a new children’s ward at Kettering General Hospital following a fundraising concert.

The Kettering Rotary Club held a successful Christmas concert back in December and have donated the cash to the Little Extras appeal.

Geoff Blurton, who is chairman of the vocation and community committee at the Rotary club, said: “We were very pleased with the money we raised for the Little Extras appeal as £2,000 was our target and we managed to meet it.

“In the current climate we were both surprised and delighted with people’s generosity and we are always happy to support the hospital.”

The club supports and raises funds for a wide range of charities and projects, not just in the county but worldwide.

It is planning to perform its yearly Christmas concert to raise more money for their many charities.

Little Extras appeal fundraising officer Christina Kelly said: “For many years they have supported the hospital and we are really grateful for their continued support.”

The appeal’s aim is to raise a total of £80,000 to buy items for the new children’s ward that is due to open this summer.

The new paediatric ward will consist of new beds for parents, 18 large single rooms, medical and surgical wards and a recreation room for teenage patients with special needs.

The appeal was launched by the hospital last year and is being supported by the Evening Telegraph.

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