THE sale of knitted Santa stockings by Mr and Mrs Secker, from Bridgwater, raised £198.58 for the Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment appeal to equip the Beacon Centre cancer department at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital.

Other donations to the County Gazette-backed SURE campaign include £50 from St Michael the Archangel Church, in Galmington, Taunton; £250 from coffee mornings, raffles and other events run by Eastgate Gardens Residents’ Association elderly active group; £30 in 5p coins from Smeatharpe WI; and £92 in 5ps collected at the Beacon Centre.

This week’s total of £620.58 takes the amount raised since SURE linked up with the Gazette to £391,169.58.