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Calendar Girls donate cancer chair at hospital
FIVE Calendar Girls have unveiled a £2,300 chair used by cancer patients at Essex County Hospital.
A key storyline in the play, directed by Mayor of Manningtree Kerry King, involves raising money to buy a sofa for a hospital’s cancer unit.
So the cast and crew decided to raise £1,500 by selling books, jams, knitwear, bunting, home-made cakes and Christmas decorations before and after each performance at Colchester’s Headgate Theatre last year.
In total they raised nearly two-thirds of the sum needed for a specially upholstered electronically-controlled chair, used by patients having to go through lengthy chemotherapy sessions.
The remaining £800 came from donations from grateful patients and their family members.