Last remaining Weston summer carnival funds donated to scanner appeal

PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 February 2018

Weston Summer Carnival Parade.

Weston Summer Carnival Parade.


The remaining funds from an old Weston-super-Mare event have been donated to the hospital’s scanner appeal.

Keith Palmer, shop volunteer Millie Withers, League of Friends vice chairman David Boughey, Judy Boughey and chairman June Stephen.Keith Palmer, shop volunteer Millie Withers, League of Friends vice chairman David Boughey, Judy Boughey and chairman June Stephen.

The summer carnival ended in the early 1990s but some money still remained in a bank account.

Many of the organisers have since died, but Keith Palmer took the decision to donate the remaining £794 to the League of Friends of Weston General Hospital’s scanner appeal.

The summer carnival regularly raised money for the hospital, and organisers bought several beds, two incubators to take babies to hospital in Bristol, and an ambulance.

Mr Palmer, who runs the town’s classic car shows, handed the cheque to volunteers from the League of Friends.

MORE: The League of Friends’ work over the past 60 years.

The charity has raised around £350,000 to go towards a new scanner, and hopes to collect the final £50,000 by the end of the year.

To donate, text SCAN16 followed by the amount you want to donate to 70070.

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