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Kidney transplant patient stages Lavender Ball at Ickworth for Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Ipswich Hospital

Geoff Bennet with  The Queen's Chaplain Ann Easter at the New Life Lavender Ball at Ickworth. Also pictured are  Charlotte Skinner, Vicky Stephens and Abbie Thoms photo by Trevor Burch Photography ANL-140623-091843001

Geoff Bennet with The Queen's Chaplain Ann Easter at the New Life Lavender Ball at Ickworth. Also pictured are Charlotte Skinner, Vicky Stephens and Abbie Thoms photo by Trevor Burch Photography ANL-140623-091843001

A man who has received a life saving kidney transplant has raised several thousand pounds after staging a midsummer ball at The West Wing at Ickworth.

Geoff Bennet suffered end stage renal failure and needed a kidney transplant to save his life. On Saturday the New Life Lavender Ball raised around £4,500.

Guest speaker was The Rev Canon Ann Easter, Chaplain to The Queen who gave a humorous talk and there was dancing to Halstead rock band The Beavers.

Geoff said the ball was also a thank you to staff from Addenbrooke’s and Ipswich Hospitals who nursed him. Money raised will go towards accommodation for relatives and donors at Addenbrooke’s and improvements to the Ipswich Renal Unit.

 

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