From left, ward sister Katherine Spoelma, Mel Catton, health care assistant, Jim Parker, Deepa James, staff nurse, and Jeena Rasan.

Heacham Cricket Club has rallied round a member undergoing cancer treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn with a charity match.

Working with Heacham Charity Social Club, members surprised player Jim Parker with a charity game of retired players versus current players after he was unable to play the last two games due to treatment.

There was a raffle and food and the match raised £350 for the hospital’s Cancer Care and Treatment Fund.

Mr Parker was pictured minutes before starting a 16-hour chemotherapy session because he wanted to show the realities of cancer and said he was touched by his teammates’  efforts.

He said: “I was humbled by the event the team organised. It was wonderful.

“I would like to extend a special thank you to the staff on Shouldham ward for looking after me so well. I would also like to thank the staff in the treatment room who have looked after me for the first three weeks of chemotherapy. They have been fantastic.”

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