Norfolk Bone and Joint Appeal receives boost from local groups

Pictured from Left to Right: Jane Scarfe, Chair THE RiNG; Viv Hawes, Vice-Chair THE RiNG; Prof Bill Fraser, Director-Designate of the Norfolk Bone and Joint Centre UEA; Karen Thorpe, Hethersett District Lions; Rodney David, President Hethersett District Lions; and Past President Roger Thornhill.

A fundraising event in Hethersett raised £1,000 towards The Norfolk Bone and Joint Appeal thanks to a £500 donation from the Hethersett and District Lions Club.

The event at Hethersett Village Hall which took place on Saturday 17th August was organised by the Rheumatoid Arthritis in Norfolk Group (RiNG), was opened by Helen McDermott and also featured Karyn Roe, a story teller and puppet therapist.

Jane Scarfe, the group's chairman, said: "We must have had a couple of hundred people in, and there were about a dozen stalls"

"As a group we feel it's really important to do our bit for the community, and to bring high-level jobs to Norfolk."

The appeal was launched by the University in July and aims to raise £1m towards the construction of a new building on the Norwich Research Park which aims to develop new treatments and potential cures into chronic bone diseases.

The RiNG is a support group for people with RA and any other inflammatory arthritis. It meets at Hethersett Village Hall on the first Wednesday of each month from 2-4pm with a range of medical and other guest speakers.For more information please visit their website.

The fundraiser at Hethersett Village Hall builds on the success of an event organised by the Norfolk Afternoon Bridge Club which successfully raised nearly £900 towards the appeal in July.