Another brick in the wall raises £1,800
Dr Anja Goossens has gone to great lengths to improve the lives of her elderly patients the entire length of the Great Wall of China, in fact.
She finished a 4,000-mile walk along the wall in November, raising £1,800 for a local befriender scheme for housebound people and Age Concern.
Nearly two-thirds of the 3,300 patients at Dr Goossens's practice in Lancing, West Sussex, are aged 55 and over.
To help the fundraising, the practice created a replica Great Wall inside the surgery. People who made a donation received a self-adhesive brick in return.
Dr Goossens said: 'It was such a success that we had to make extra bits for the wall.'
She added: 'It was life-changing for me and I was so pleased with the way patients got involved.'
Dr Goossens's practice will be one of the first to receive a Proud Of Our Practice certificate.