Almost 7,000 5p coins raised for SURE cancer appeal in Taunton

This is The West Country: Almost 7,000 5p coins raised for SURE cancer appeal in Taunton Almost 7,000 5p coins raised for SURE cancer appeal in Taunton

ALMOST 7,000 5p coins have been collected in the past week to boost a charity appeal to buy equipment at the Beacon Centre cancer unit at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital.

Donations of the little silver coins to the County Gazette-backed Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE) initiative included £55 from Joan Greedy and friends, £30 from Mrs D. B. Marks, £35 from Doreen Jones and friend, £10 from Brian King, £20 from Woolavington Church Guild, £3.35 from Pauline, £50 from Alcombe Methodist Church, which donated a further £80, and £142.75 collected at the Beacon Centre, where a further £7.70 was donated.

Paul Besley also kept SURE organisers busy counting after handing over £107.22 in coins in memory of his wife; £66.29 from the Esso petrol station in Wellington Road, Taunton; £42.11 from Taunton Country Shop; £38.05 from the One Stop Shop, Galmington; £5 from an anonymous donor; £50 from Taunton School student fundraising; £510.44 from Kingsmead School, Wiveliscombe; and £100 from the Coastline Singers, of Highbridge, from concerts, parties, and sing-a-longs at retirement homes.

The total raised since SURE linked up with the Gazette now stands at £392,575.84.

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