A coffee morning organised by six residents at the Guildhall Feoffment Trust retirement complex in Bury St Edmunds has helped to raise a total of £457.44 for the My Wish Charity’s Every Heart Matters appeal.
It was held in the communal room at the trust’s home in College Square and attended by up to 30 people.
Daphne Moore along with Jean Ashton, Lil Gilbert, Rose Bayliss, Cynthia Williams and Lawford Smith, who are all in their 70s and 80s, organised the event which also included a raffle.
The appeal is aiming to raise £500,000 for a new cardiac diagnostic unit at the West Suffolk Hospital.
The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is investing £5.2m in developing a state of the art cardiac suite that will provide quicker access to more treatments, but the £500,000 the My WiSH Charity is hoping to raise will lead to the whole unit, which is currently fragmented on different floors, being brought together in one purpose-built centre.
Daphne said: “We heard about the appeal and wanted to raise money for it so we organised the coffee morning which was a great success. We know of people with heart problems and it will be very good to have a heart clinic locally so people don’t have to travel too far for treatment.”
Sally Daniels, appeal manager said “We had such a warm welcome from everyone at the Feoffment Trust and it was an absolute pleasure to meet them all. A special thank you to Daphne for being the driving force behind the coffee morning but also thank you to everyone who supported her.”
If you want to support the appeal go to the website www.mywishcharity.co.uk
If you would like to donate to the appeal you can do so by going to Justgiving.com/ehma or text EHMA17 £10 to 70070.