As fundraisers go, it was peerless: a pier-to-pier walk from Hunstanton to Great Yarmouth which paid for special new chairs for the Children’s Ward.

The reclining chairs for one of the ward’s high-dependency care rooms were paid for thanks to Daren Waters, Sean Cockrell, their friends, family, colleagues and supporters who sponsored the pair’s 84-mile walk to the tune of more than £1,000.

The new reclining chair beds are used when children are poorly and need constant monitoring, to allow parents to stay with their child and get some rest themselves.

With animal print sides, the easy-to-move beds are comfortable to sleep on and give parents the peace of mind of being right next to their child.

Daren decided to fundraise for the ward after his young daughter Imogen developed an ovarian tumour and was looked after by the team before being referred to specialists at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

 “Both hospitals were excellent and the care we received was second to none,” said Daren, “but the James Paget, our local hospital, were instrumental in starting the care process and really deserve this.

“It was worth the painful blisters, aching limbs and sweaty feet to raise some money for the brilliant NHS!”