Date: Thursday 17 October 2019
The Rotary Clubs of Norwich are pleased to announce that this year’s annual Craft Fair has raised a total of £15,500 in aid of the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal, which is run by the Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity. Set up in October 2018, the appeal’s aim is 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.
We were the headline sponsor for this year’s annual Craft Fair after donating £5,000 towards the event. The fair, which took place on Saturday 31st August at Chapelfield Gardens, welcomed up to 100 stalls offering unique gifts and crafts as well as live music and food.
Louise Cook, Fundraising Manager at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, says: “The aim of our Boudicca Appeal is to reduce the stress and anxiety our patients feel whilst waiting for tests. We wouldn’t be able to raise the funds we need to help those in their time of need without the support of local businesses and communities. We’re very grateful for all of the support we’ve had from the Rotary Club and we are delighted that they have chosen to donate the funds raised from this year’s Craft Fair to the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal.”
Paul Constable, President of Norwich Marchesi Rotary Club, says: “This year’s Craft Fair was all in aid of the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal, and we are delighted to be able to present this amazing cause with £15,500. Each year, the fair is very popular with families in the local community and with special thanks to Taylor Wimpey, we held another hugely successful event.”