A West Norfolk couple collected £900 for the neo-natal intensive care unit at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital when they celebrated 40 years of marriage.

Peter and Ann Flowers, of Terrington St Clement, asked for donations in lieu of presents for their Ruby wedding anniversary in June.

The couple held a big party at their home for family and friends and guests dug deep for the cause, which is close to the family’s heart.

“Over the past forty years we’ve had to visit the hospital on several occasions,” Mr Flowers said.

“My wife had a miscarriage and then she went into labour early with our daughter, Emma.

“The staff were fantastic with Ann. They managed to save my daughter and then gave her treatment.

“Years later, and my daughter’s son was born prematurely and she has suffered a miscarriage as well.

“The staff kept her alive, so obviously we are all very grateful to them.”

He added: “That’s why we have given the hospital this donation.

“We want to support them after all the help that they have given to us.

“The unit was very pleased with our contribution and the money will be used to purchase equipment to treat others.”

Mr and Mrs Flower presented the money to staff on the neo-natal intensive care unit last week.