Emma-Jayne Memorial Fund boost for Hull Royal Infirmary

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THE Emma-Jayne Memorial Fund, the charity set up by a Sutton on Sea couple, has donated an £8,000 piece of equipment to Hull Royal Infirmary.

Ruth and Tony Knowles set up the fund after their daughter Emma Jayne died 11 years ago aged just 22, and the couple have so far raised £111,000 through charity events.

The machine allows tumours to be safely removed more effectively, and will be used on a regular basis by the neurosurgical unit during surgery.

The machine has been directly funded by past events which have been extremely well attended by supporters, and generous locals have donated to the charity.

The equipment bought over the years is used on a daily basis by the unit at Hull, allowing for better care for many patients. A board is kept at the hospital which is dedicated to the efforts of the Emma Jayne fund and the work it has done.

This year’s bikeathon and sponsored walk takes place on Sunday, July 24 at the Royal Oak in Little Cawthorpe. Entrants can undertake either a 12 or 30 mile bike ride, or a 3.5 mile fun walk. The event gets underway at 11am.

For more information or to arrange for a sponsor form for the event call Ruth or Tony on 01507 441347 or call in at the Nottingham Building Society in Louth Market Place.