Readers of TheWokingham Times have helped to raise £75,000 in just a year to start the building of an extension to the town’s hospital.
The campaign was launched to mark the weekly newspaper’s centenary celebrations.
The five-edition broadsheet enlisted the help of local celebrity Uri Geller to be patron of the appeal.
He put on a special one-man show fundraiser and also donated £10,000 to the cause.
Wokingham Times staff also raised money by organising their own events.
Editor Keith Redbourn said: “This is another example of how local papers can make a real difference to the communities they serve.”