Taylor Wimpey and Norwich Rotarians tour NNUH hospital facilities

Date: Thursday 01 August 2019

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has welcomed our East Anglia team and Norwich Rotarians to a behind the scenes tour of the hospital’s facilities.

Earlier this month, Norwich Rotary Club’s announced us as the official headline sponsor of the annual Craft Fair, taking place this year on Saturday 10th August. We donated £5,000 to the fair, which is being held in aid of the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal being run by the NNUH Charity.

The NNUH breast unit handles breast cancer referrals from general practitioners from across the region, and the number of patients it sees each month has almost doubled in the last five years. Thehospital is in need of a new, dedicated breast unit urgently.

The Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal was set up in October 2018 to help fund a new unit, in order for the hospital to provide faster diagnosis and treatment, state-of-the-art equipment and same-day diagnostic tests so that patients need only attend the clinic once.

Louise Cook, Fundraising Manager at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, said: “Since thelaunch of the appeal, we’ve already raised £170,000 towards our target. We have the space we need, but first we need to create the correct environment. We’re delighted to have ordered our firstpiece of equipment and, going forward, our aim is to spend the money raised on purchasing additional items so that we can start treating patients. Ultimately, the aim of the Boudicca Appeal isto reduce the stress and anxiety patients feel while waiting for tests.”

Caroline Carter, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, says: “We feel privileged to have been taken on a tour of the hospital’s facilities. It was wonderful to see how the funds fromthe Boudicca Appeal have already been spent, and we’re so proud that we’re able to play a part inthis fantastic legacy.”