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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 – one of a number of events the club is running as part of its pledge to support the appeal this year.

The weather was perfect for the teams to work together and tackle the water relay while competitors and spectators were also able to enjoy a BBQ, with all proceeds going to the breast cancer appeal.

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Among those taking part were two teams form the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital breast imaging unit and teams from the Snowsports Club itself.

The Boudicca Appeal which was launched at the end of last year, and has already raised more than £210,000 towards a dedicated breast cancer unit at the hospital which will offer a same-day diagnosis service to all patients.

Equipment has already been purchased with the funds already raised and patients are already benefiting.

Club Secretary Rebecca Matthews said: “Norfolk Snowsports Club is very proud to be helping to raise funds for the Boudicca appeal.

“This horrible illness affects so many individuals and their families and the period between referral and diagnosis can be a frightening place to be, so it is great for us to be able to contribute to the purchase of improved diagnostic equipment.”

Dr Arne Juette, Director of the NNUH Breast Imaging Unit, said: “A heartfelt thank you to all who have helped organise this event and who have come in support of our NNUH Boudicca Breast Unit! We want to do right by our patients and could not do it without your support.”

Lynn Crombie, from N&N Hospitals Charity, said: “We’d like to thank Norfolk Snowsports Club and Rebecca Matthews for organising this fantastic event as well as all those who took part – everyone looked to have a fantastic time and what a brilliant way to raise money for the Boudicca Appeal.”

If you would like to support the appeal or organise a fundraising event, contact fundraising@nnuh.nhs.uk

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