Wymondham Medical Centre fundraise in colleague’s memory

Wymondham Medical Centre held a quiz in memory of their colleague Beverley Rudrum who died of cancer, aged 51, earlier this year.

The evening raised a total of �631 for the charity Star Throwers, who support and advise people in East Anglia who are affected by cancer.

Laura Maddams, a data administrator at the medical centre and Sue Brown, 37, a data clerk, organised the quiz and games.

Mrs Rudrum worked with Mrs Maddams and Mrs Brown in the data room at the medical centre and had raised money for the charity before.

Mrs Brown said: 'We wanted to match the amount Beverley raised.'

Games in the evening included guessing the weight of the cake and pin the tail on the pussycat, which was adapted from pin the tail on the donkey as Beverley liked cats.

Part of Star Throwers' work is to fund the research and development of less toxic substances opposed to conventional chemotherapy.

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Health professionals at the charity offer free advice on treatment options as well as counselling and emotional guidance.

Mrs Brown said: 'We had a really great turn out of about 14 teams with six in each.

'Everyone really enjoyed themselves, and for such a great cause.'

Dr Henry Manning from the charity came to the event to show his support, along with families and friends from the Wymondham area.

Wymondham nurses did their bit for the cause with Julie Hatton completing a 100 mile sponsored walk in Scotland and nurse Sarah Phinn donating profits from the sale of her home-made jewellery.

Senior office manager at Wymondham Medical centre, Jane Bull, 59, was impressed at the triumph.

She said: 'We had a fantastic day.

'It was a great turn out and we were really happy as it was especially for Beverley, bless her heart. It was a fun evening, with many doctors and nurses turning up to show support.'

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