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Find all of our latest charity news in this section, including our major fundraising events and some of the fantastic ways in which your donations have helped our hospital, patients and staff.

Gynaecology Cancer team completes first successful robot surgery

The Gynaecology Cancer team at the N&N has recently undertaken its first successful robotic surgery, using one of the two new robots brought thanks to a £1m donation from the N&N Hospital’s Charity, to perform a laparoscopic surgery. Tim Duncan

Hospital Charity’s Christmas campaign with a difference

The annual appeal to give every patient at the Norfolk and Norwich University a gift on Christmas Day will take place this year but with changes in light of Covid-19 restrictions. Each year, the N&N Hospitals Charity’s Send a Smile

Help illuminate the skies at NNUH

For the last two years the N&N Hospitals Charity has brought Christmas to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital by transforming and illuminating the plaza in December with a twinkling displays of snowflakes. This year we are again asking for

New breast cancer unit takes shape as part of Boudicca Appeal

A one-stop shop is now being offered to all patients referred by their GP to the breast cancer unit at the N&N thanks to the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal. The N&N Hospitals Charity £800,000 appeal to create a dedicated breast

Skin cancer treatment chair in place after radiographer’s cycle challenge

A specialist chair for patients undergoing skin cancer treatment is now in place at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital thanks to a cycling challenge by a member of staff. Lead Therapy Radiographer, Abigael Polley, set out to cycle 1,870

First annual In Memory & Never Forgotten remembrance service

The first annual @NNUHCharity In Memory & Never Forgotten remembrance service was held in the NNUH Chapel on Monday behind closed doors due to the current pandemic. Execs from the Trust were invited to attend the event and say a

Leaf marking £1m donation placed on hospital Celebratory Tree

A copper leaf, celebrating the £1m donation to the N&N Hospitals Charity, has been placed on the ‘Eternal Celebratory Tree’ at Cromer and District Hospital. The family of Douglas de Bootman handed over £1,078,519.30 at the end of last year

Gifts bring parents closer to NICU babies

Families have been able to remain close to their babies despite the Covid-19 pandemic thanks to gifts from members of the public. Visiting restrictions on the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit at the N&N were introduced in March as coronavirus cases

Winners announced in football charity raffle

Thank you to everyone who took part in the recent N&N Hospitals Charity raffle which has raised more than £3,000 for the Acute Oncology Service at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Former England, West Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool footballer

Boudicca Way walk marks new stage in breast clinic fundraising

A Rotary Club president has walked the entire length of the Boudicca Way in one of his final acts as president while raising money for the N&N Hospitals Charity Boudicca Breast Cancer appeal. Phil Catchpole, President of Diss Rotary Club,

Physio students take charity challenge underground

A team from the University of East Anglia (UEA) is going underground for a summer challenge to support the N&N Hospitals Charity. Having completed this academic year’s exams, members of the UEA Physiotherapy Society have moved their focus to fundraising

‘Lockdown Pots’ raise £1,031 for hospital charity

Two potters have raised more than £1,000 for the Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity from the sale of ‘Lockdown Pots’ made to mark the first six weeks of lockdown in England. Charlotte Harrison, from Saxlingham Nethergate, and Jo Scholfield, from

Turf cutting event marks start of hospital expansion at Cromer

Hospital and charity representatives gathered to mark the start of work on a state-of-the-art cancer care and support centre at Cromer and District Hospital. They were joined by Norwich-based firm Pentaco Construction Ltd which won the contract for the work,

Jacob’s charity challenge to make memories with grandad

A seven-year-old boy is walking, cycling and scooting the distance from his grandad’s house in Norwich to York Train Museum to raise money for the hospital department where his grandad is being treated for terminal cancer. Jacob Gravestock, from Dereham,

Football world backs cancer appeal

The football world has once again thrown its support behind the N&N Hospitals Charity to raise money for the Acute Oncology Service at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Former England, West Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool footballer Joe Cole and

N&N Hospitals Charity makes landmark donation

The Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity has made its single biggest donation in its history with a £1.8m grant for the expansion of Cromer Hospital. Currently most people from the Cromer area have to travel to Norwich for treatment and

Nurse turns ring designer and boosts hospital charity

A cheque for £1,565 has been donated to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity thanks to a paediatric nurse who won a competition to design a ring. Julia Ali, a paediatric nurse on Buxton Ward got creative after seeing the

Nine-year-old Phoebe climbing high for hospital charity

A nine-year-old girl has climbed 1,300 flights of stairs during a lockdown challenge to raise money for the Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity. Phoebe Davison set herself the challenge to climb as many flights of stairs at her home as

Apple store runners turn lockdown into charity challenge

A team of runners from the Apple store in Norwich have completed a 345 mile race to raise money for Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity. The team, led by Tom Newman from the Apple store in Norwich, took part in

Shielded woman’s 125-mile virtual walk for hospital charity

A woman who is shielding at home during the coronavirus pandemic has completed a 125-mile virtual walk with her husband to raise more than £2,500 for the Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity. Sue Gresham, from Holt, has a rare autoimmune

Garage’s antibacterial car clean for hospital charity

A Norfolk garage has commissioned a local cleaning company to provide an interior disinfectant clean for cars in aid of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity. For a suggested £4 donation, the public can visit Spencer’s MOT and Service Centre

Lockdown charity walk raises £5,000 for NICU

A Swaffham-based travel company has raised more than £5,000 for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after completing a 105-mile lockdown charity walk. The 29-strong team from One Traveller, which specialises in holidays

A huge thank you from NNUH

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital would like to say thank you to everyone in the community who has supported it during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of individuals, companies, charities, community groups and public sector organisations have come together to

Children’s hospital celebrates 166 years

Patients, visitors and staff with be marking the 166th birthday of the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital in Norwich on 3 April. The hospital cares for thousands of children each year, from babies aged 23 weeks through to young people up

COVID-19 Emergency Appeal: Support Our NHS

Staff at the Norfolk & Norwich University NHS Foundation Trust are facing the challenge of coronavirus (COVID-19) head on. With your help, the N&N Hospitals Charity can be there for the amazing staff in our three hospitals: the N&N, Jenny

Update regarding fundraising

In what are challenging and fast-moving times, we want to let you, our fundraisers and supporters know that N&N Hospitals Charity continues to support our hospitals and you in your fundraising. We will update you regarding events and fundraising activities

Breast Cancer Appeal hits £400,000 milestone

The Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has now smashed the £400,000 milestone. The appeal to create a one-stop shop where patients can have the necessary tests and see their consultant in one appointment is

Charity funds unique volunteer driver service for patients

Patients about to leave hospital will get more support to return home thanks to a new volunteer transport service at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The Volunteer Drivers scheme, which will be funded by the N&N Hospitals Charity, is

London Marathon bid to support breast cancer appeal

A Norwich runner is using his coveted London Marathon place to support the hospital department where his wife was treated. Kate Mahoney, from Stoke Holy Cross, was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2018 and was treated at the Norfolk

Mobile unit delivers cancer care closer to home

From this summer, an innovative partnership between NNUH, the N&N Hospitals Charity and cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow means chemotherapy and other cancer drug therapies can be delivered in a mobile cancer care unit. The unit is funded by Hope

Boxer’s knockout performance for charity

A Norfolk boxer who made a sensational knock-out return to the sport after a four-year absence has presented £4,000 to the hospital which treated his young son. Michael Walsh maintained his unbeaten 100% KO record from 12 fights at the

New biopsy machine installed as part of Boudicca Appeal

A state-of-the-art machine has been installed at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) to help improve breast cancer care. The new machine has been made possible thanks to the generosity of fundraisers and supporters of the hospital charity’s Boudicca

Charity delighted to be Run Norwich 2020 partner

We are delighted to announce that N&N Hospitals Charity will be an official Run Norwich charity partner for this year’s event on Sunday 19th July. Run Norwich is an award-winning 10-kilometre road race, organised by the Norwich City FC Community Sports Foundation (CSF) that

Happy New Year from N&N Hospitals Charity

With the end of 2019 almost upon us, we have reflected on some of the highlights of what has been a fantastic year it for the N&N Hospitals Charity. Just last week, our Send A Smile with Santa Appeal ended

Special teddy delivery to Emergency Department

A special delivery of teddies has been made to the paediatric team of the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital at NNUH to help ease the stress for children requiring emergency treatment. Members of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Norfolk have delivered

Snowflakes Light Up the N&N Hospital

The N&N will be shining bright this December as twinkling displays of snowflakes illuminate the outside of the hospital. This is the second year the hospital will have a display of 30 sparkling snowflakes on the front of the building

Charity Christmas Tree Festival supports Boudicca

The N&N Hospital Charity will once again be shining bright as Christmas trees, sponsored by local organisations, will illuminate St Peter Mancroft Church in Norwich. The N&N Hospitals Charity has its very own tree, sponsored by The Forum Trust, which

Christmas is coming to the NNUH

The N&N Hospitals Charity will be hosting its annual hospital Christmas Fair as well as the festive snowflake lights switch on, which will take place on Thursday 5 December from 4pm to 8pm at the hospital’s Colney Lane site. The

Teams bring joy to patients on Christmas Day

Whenever there’s a challenge, the staff on Brundall Ward at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are among the first to get involved, and Christmas is no exception. During the festive season, the teams on the Older People’s Medicine Ward

Boost for stroke team from book proceeds

A cheque for £600 has been presented to the stroke team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital from two former patients who were treated on the unit. Lindsay Dowding, who was a nurse at the N&N for 13 years,

Breast cancer appeal at £250k on anniversary

A woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year has urged everyone to back the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal to create a new breast cancer unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Maria Carroll, from Sprowston in

Cromer Hospital receives £1m legacy

The generosity of a Norfolk farmer is set to improve health services in North Norfolk after Cromer Hospital received one of its biggest ever donations. The family of Douglas de Bootman have presented a cheque of more than £1m to

Charity’s Christmas gift appeal for patients

The annual campaign to deliver more than 1,000 gifts for inpatients at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on Christmas Day has begun, and this year it is even easier to get involved, thanks to local businesses. N&N Hospitals Charity’s

Friend’s stroke awareness praised by consultant

A woman’s quick-thinking after spotting the signs of a stroke in her friend has been praised by the doctor who treated her. Winifred Joyce Tew, known as Joyce, was returning home to Watton from a shopping trip to Norwich when

Woman’s 84-mile charity challenge raises £1,600

A woman has completed the 84-mile Norfolk Coast Path raising almost £1,600 to support the hospital where she was twice treated for breast cancer. Judith Marney set off from Hunstanton, in west Norfolk, on 26 July accompanied by friend Jeanne

Car unveiled as charity raffle prize

A brand new car is being raffled in aid of the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal and the official unveiling took place yesterday at outpatients west. The N&N Hospitals Charity, the official NNUH charity, has partnered with five rotary clubs from

Teams tackle water challenge for Boudicca Appeal

Brave competitors descended on Whitlingham Adventure on Sunday to take part in a special It’s A Knockout contest, raising money for the Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal. The event was organised by Norfolk Snowsports Club –

Solicitors’ fundraising success for Boudicca Appeal

Clapham and Collinge solicitors in Norwich have proven to be not just great lawyers, but also skilled bakers and fundraisers supporting N&N Hospitals Charity’s Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal. Organised by Client Relations Manager Emma Flock, the team put on a

Charity partners with local firms and Rotary for raffle

A brand new car is being raffled in aid of the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal starting on Tuesday 10 September when the car will be unveiled at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH). The N&N Hospitals Charity, the official

Boudicca appeal smashes £200,000 mark

An appeal to build a new breast cancer unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has smashed the £200,000 mark. The Boudicca Appeal has reached the milestone nine months after its launch at the end of last year, and

Top Norfolk chef returns for NNUH cupcake contest

To mark the return to our screens of the hit television series Great British Bake Off, budding bakers at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) have been invited to take part in their very own Cupcake Bake Off. After

Hospital charity team completes RunNorwich

Thank you to the 50-strong team which took part in RunNorwich 2019 on Sunday, all raising money for the N&N Hospitals Charity. We hope you have all recovered from what was another very hot but very enjoyable run and the

Swedish Ambassador helps Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital celebrate 165 years

As part of a year of celebration for the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital His Excellency Mr Torbjörn Sohlström, Sweden’s Ambassador to the UK, visited Norwich on 11 July. He toured the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Children’s Ward and the

Jan’s dedication supports Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal

A former professional ice skater is using her needlecraft skills to raise money for the N&N Hospitals Charity Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal. Jan Gribble, from Hethersett, began making bags, pencil cases and other items earlier this year which are being

MasterChefs pop-up to support Boudicca Appeal

Food lovers have been offered an experience not to be missed while also supporting future breast cancer patients at a Norfolk hospital. Norfolk’s own MasterChef contestant Samantha Mattocks (The Delicate Diner) will be joined by two of her fellow MasterChef

MP and TV presenter abseil for breast cancer unit

Dozens of people undertook an abseil challenge on Saturday to support the Boudicca Appeal for a new dedicated breast cancer unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The abseil team taking the plunge included ITV Anglia presenter Becky Jago,

Father’s 250-mile challenge for NICU which saved his son

A father of a six-year-old boy is taking on a formidable challenge to raise money for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where his son spent the first week of his life. Henry Hume was born at the Norfolk and Norwich

NNUH fundraisers raise £10,000 for cancer charities

A fundraising duo have smashed their original £2,000 target just days before they travel to Scotland to take part in the ultimate challenge. Lewie and Jonny (Lewis Weatherburn and Jonathan Littlewood), physiotherapists at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, will

Join Becky and become a hospital superhero

ITV Anglia presenter Becky Jago will be joining charity supporters with a head for heights to take part in an abseil down one of Norwich’s most iconic buildings. The team will be taking part in the 50ft (15m) drop down

Marathon challenge supports runner who suffered stroke

A team of more than 20 runners and walkers are preparing for a marathon challenge in support of a friend who was suddenly forced to withdraw from the iconic London Marathon on Sunday, April 28th. Sarah Knapp, a senior registrar

Writer’s book to benefit NNUH Stroke Fund

A former nurse has written a book with half the proceeds from the sale going to the stroke unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where she was treated in 2017. Lindsay Dowding, who worked at the N&N for

Insight into innovative work at NNUH

Mark Davies, CEO of NNUH welcomes Forum CEO Tim Bishop, Community Affairs Director of Jarrolds Caroline Jarrold, Managing Director of Marsh Steve Davidson and Chief Operating Officer of TechEast Tim Robinson to the first Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the N&N. Consultants

Football world supports charity gynae appeal

The football world is supporting an appeal by N&N Hospitals Charity to purchase a piece of equipment which could transform the way some ovarian cancer patients are treated in Norfolk. Former England, West Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool footballer Joe Cole

Runner’s marathon bid after friend’s cancer diagnosis

A runner is preparing to tackle the world’s most iconic race in support of the team at Norfolk and  Norwich University Hospital who supported her friend after a cancer diagnosis. Kelly Thurgood, from Pakefield in Suffolk, will join up to

Boudicca Appeal Smashes £100k milestone

An appeal to build a new breast care centre at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has passed the £100,000 mark thanks to the generosity of fundraisers. The Boudicca Appeal has reached the milestone four months after its launch after supporters

Club announces Boudicca as charity of the year

Norfolk Snowsports Club has chosen the N&N Hospitals Charity’s Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal as its charity for the year. The club, based at Trowse, will be raising money at a number of its events throughout the year which will be

Challenge of a lifetime for Boudicca Appeal

A staff member at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is embarking on the challenge of a lifetime taking part in the final leg of the Round the World Clipper Yacht Race in aid of the Boudicca Breast Cancer

NNUH hosts World Cancer Day information event

The latest developments in cancer care will be among the talks taking place at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) as it marks World Cancer Day with an information event on Monday, February 4 which will give people the

Merry Christmas from N&N Hospitals Charity

As 2018 comes to an end, we have been reflecting on what has been a fantastic year and one of the busiest for N&N Hospitals Charity. Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who has supported us by taking part

Appeal launches to create bereavement suite

An appeal has begun to raise £35,000 to create a bereavement suite at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Jenny Whatling is one of those behind the appeal and her story was featured here on BBC News Online. Currently the Maternity

John Lewis staff make special delivery to NICU

Staff from the Norwich branch of John Lewis & Partners made a special delivery to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to drop off some presents for the smallest patients. Flo and Alison from John Lewis & Partners presented the

First prostate brachytherapy treatment takes place in East Anglia

A project to enhance the range of cancer treatments available to patients with localised prostate cancer has begun at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The first High-Dose Rate prostate brachytherapy treatment in East Anglia has taken place at NNUH. The

Christmas tree shines for breast cancer appeal

The N&N Hospital Charity will be shining bright this Festive season as Christmas trees, decorated by local businesses, will transform St Peter Mancroft Church in Norwich into a glittering spectacle. For the first time, the N&N Hospitals Charity has its

Parents urge support for Send a Smile with Santa

The parents of a baby girl born on Christmas Day are urging people to support the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s Send a Smile with Santa appeal. Two years ago, Maria and Karl Brett received the best present of all

Charity launches £800,000 breast cancer unit appeal

An  £800,000 appeal to provide a new dedicated breast cancer unit at the hospital has been launched by the hospital’s charity. The Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal was officially launched at The Forum, in Norwich, where the ambitious plans were announced

John Lewis kicks off Send a Smile with Santa 2018

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Norwich Evening News, have joined forces, once again, to make sure every inpatient in hospital receives a gift on Christmas Day. The annual Send a Smile with Santa campaign

We Did It! Appeal helps parents of NICU babies

Accommodation for parents of sick and premature babies staying at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is now being provided free for one year after a fundraising appeal reached its target. Earlier this year, the Norwich Evening News and

Charity supports NNUH and QI research role

Delivering innovative new treatments to improve patient care is set to be accelerated following the announcement of the first joint appointment between the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and the Quadram Institute. Dr Ngozi Elumogo has been appointed as

Cupcakes Galore!

Staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH) are getting ready to rise to a very special challenge this Autumn. To celebrate the new series of the hit television series Great British Bake Off (GBBO), budding bakers at the

Welcome to our charity’s new digital home

I am so glad you have found your way to our shiny, new N&N Hospitals Charity website and we hope you are enjoying reading about the work we do. As the charity for Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals our role

System ‘will transform endometrial cancer care’

The treatment of endometrial cancer is set to be transformed at the N&N after the hospital charity funded a state-of-the-art piece of equipment. The £110,000 Stryker Laparoscopy Stack System was paid for by donations to the charity’s general fund and

Thousands turn out for dog-themed fete

The N&N opened its grounds to visitors for the annual summer fete, helping to raise funds for the Hospital Charity. This year’s theme was Woof, Wellies and Wellbeing, with the highlight being a fun dog show and woodland walk. The

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