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Wild West fun at Hellesdon Hospital

PUBLISHED: 10:15 15 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:58 15 July 2018

Sue Palmer, left, and Petra Cutmore on the Hooking Daisy stall at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Sue Palmer, left, and Petra Cutmore on the Hooking Daisy stall at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2018

Yee-hah! Staff, patients and families had a rootin’ tootin’ day of fun as the Wild West came to Hellesdon Hospital.

Cowboys and cowgirls strutted their stuff as children tried the bucking bronco at the annual Hellesdon Hospital fete on Saturday.

The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust hosted the event to raise money for a much-needed activities area. The family-friendly fete included an array of craft and food stalls and traditional fete games.

Staff and volunteers at the hospital hoped to raise £25,000 for a new a multi-use games area on Drayton High Road.

The outside space will have a range of activities and sports such as; basketball, tennis, football and netball and will help boost physical and mental well-being.

Spectators listen to the live music at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYSpectators listen to the live music at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Matron Heidi McKay, said the fun day was “fantastic” and gave staff the chance to “explain more about the range of services our trust provides every day to thousands of people of all ages across Norfolk and Suffolk”.

Fun runners Thomas Semmence and his daughter, Isabella, four, make it through the mud pit obstacle at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYFun runners Thomas Semmence and his daughter, Isabella, four, make it through the mud pit obstacle at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Salman Toheed, part of Mind the Gap, sings at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYSalman Toheed, part of Mind the Gap, sings at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fun runners avoid the mud pit obstacle at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYFun runners avoid the mud pit obstacle at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Florence Garrick, eight, has a go at panning for fool's gold at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYFlorence Garrick, eight, has a go at panning for fool's gold at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fun runners at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYFun runners at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fun runners at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYFun runners at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Sophia Browne, six, tries to beat the bucking bronco at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYSophia Browne, six, tries to beat the bucking bronco at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Kayden Lewis, six, tries to beat the bucking bronco at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYKayden Lewis, six, tries to beat the bucking bronco at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Brothers Taylor Ruane, five, front, and Joel, eight, with cousin Layla Stubbs, three, at the Cash Cactus stall at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYBrothers Taylor Ruane, five, front, and Joel, eight, with cousin Layla Stubbs, three, at the Cash Cactus stall at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's Wild West Festival at Hellesdon Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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