DONATIONS this week to help buy equipment for the Beacon Centre cancer unit at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton amounted to £1,088.03.

Money donated to the Somerset-backed Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE) appeal comprised £647.75 from a collection at Morrisons supermarket in Taunton, £319.53 raised at a bingo night held by Sarah and Collette in Bridgwater, £78.10 from the 5p coin collection at the Beacon Centre and £42.65 from a collection box at the Castle Bridge newsagents in the centre of Taunton.

It brings the grand total since SURE linked up with the County Gazette to £442,221.