The Hospital Friends have had a “right royal” surprise – with a £500 donation from the village of Gimingham raised when it celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a strawberry tea.
Villagers and guests turned out in force for fun, games, and competitions held at All Saints Church on Friday June 3.
The competitions were an adult one for a jubilee table decoration, and a children’s one for a jubilee card design.
A combination of donations, side stalls and a raffle generated £505 for the Friends.
Heather Lee, chairman of the organising village hall committee, said: “We had a lovely day and weather, and people gave very generously, raising more than double the usual for our annual strawberry tea events.”
Heather said they were pleased to help the Friends in their work of supporting the hospital. She is a former “patient” having recuperated there at the maternity unit after giving birth to both her children more than 40 years ago.
Friends chairman Keith Jarvis added: “A big thank you to the people of Gimingham for thinking of us, and raising such a wonderful amount.
“The Friends rely purely on public donations in our work of providing little extras to benefit hospital patients, staff and visitors.”