The owners of a spectacular bluebell wood which, until last year, had lain hidden from public gaze for centuries will be holding five open days this year in aid of an Aylsham-based charity.
Having introduced a little more light into the ancient five-acre wood through sensitive coppicing, keen conservationists Andrew and Caroline Morton believe the dazzling spectacular, with its wonderful scent, will be more breathtaking than ever.
At the beginning of February, Nelson’s Journey, Norfolk’s child bereavement charity, launched a Crowdfunding project to raise £5,000 in 30 days, enabling bereaved children to tell their stories, helping to break down barriers for others in a similar situation.
The deadline for raising funds is 6th March at 9:30am and Sophie Berry, Funding and Marketing Manager is hopeful they will reach their target. She said “Too often we meet bereaved children who feel isolated following their experience, our project will provide a means for bereaved young people to communicate directly to the community, helping to educate them in the challenges faced and what it would have been helpful for people to say to them.”
Move over Buster the Boxer, this Christmas is all about the return of Benson the black Labrador.
Benson, a familiar sight at Gresham’s School, Holt, returns to print for his ninth calendar. The money raised from the sales will again be split between two service charities; Help for Heroes and Walking with the Wounded.
It is likely that the 2017 edition will be the penultimate calendar as Benson as he has been going progressively blind since February which has curtailed many of his activities and photo opportunities. In previous editions, Benson can be seen at ease in the presence of military personnel in various locations across the country, and although he no longer goes out and about, he is still a firm fixture at the School.
The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk is preparing to welcome The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge to King’s Lynn!
The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge will cover a 470-mile journey along the east coast of Britain, stopping off in King’s Lynn on Wednesday 16 November. From 7pm to 8pm The One Show’s Matt Baker will present regular live broadcasts from King’s Staithe Square, near the Custom House.
Cllr Brian Long, leader of the borough council, said: “It’s great news that King’s Lynn has been chosen as a location for The One Show to visit. We’re delighted to welcome the team to our town, and hope the weather stays fine for them! I wish all those involved every success in their fundraising efforts for Children in Need”.
The latest ale from Norfolk’s award-winning Fat Cat Brewery, has been produced to celebrate the centenary of independent family opticians, Dipple & Conway. And with Dipple & Conway pledging to donate 10p for every locally-sold pint to Break, the charity’s patron – TV broadcaster Jake Humphrey – was happy to help with the launch.
As a real ale enthusiast – “as every man from Norfolk should be” – Jake said helping with Cat’s Eyes was a particular pleasure. This is a win-win for everyone. Break makes some money, real ale drinkers get a real treat...and when their eyes glaze over, Dipple & Conway can help them out,” quipped Jake.
Gresham’s teachers, Chris Cox, Ben Green and David Saker have completed their first ‘Ultra Marathon’, raising £2745 for two charities.
The trio endured extremely hot weather conditions, rough terrain, severe cramp and aching legs to complete the ‘South Coast Challenge’, a gruelling off-road 100km race from Eastbourne to Arundel, during the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Chris and Ben took part in the challenge to raise money for ‘Thinking of Oscar’, a charity which aims to improve the experiences of young children and their families while they are in hospital care and to provide for the development of research and development into and the provision of improved diagnostic techniques and technology for paediatric care.
Gresham’s teachers, Chris Cox, Ben Green and David Saker will take on their first ‘Ultra Marathon’ in August to raise money for two charities.
Chris, Ben and David have signed up to take part in the ‘South Coast Challenge’ during the August Bank Holiday weekend and are hoping to complete the gruelling off road 100kms from Eastbourne to Arundel in less than fifteen hours.
Chris and Ben are running for ‘Thinking of Oscar’, a charity which aims to improve the experiences of young children and their families while they are in hospital care and to provide for the development of research and development into and the provision of improved diagnostic techniques and technology for paediatric care.
David is taking part in the challenge to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society which seeks to support people suffering from dementia and to fund world-class research with the ultimate goal of defeating it.
On 30th August 2015, Norfolk's only Clydesdale, Maverick, who lives in Wiveton, was injured in an horrific accident where he severed his hind leg. I'm raising money to continue to fight for his life and save this beautiful horse. He’s currently just 22 months old and one of the most loveable characters imaginable, full of life and mischief, who simply deserves a chance.
It is believed that Maverick was chased into an electric fence by a loose dog seen in the area on the day his accident happened.
With recent research indicating that two thirds of adults have not made a will, five of Norfolk’s charities are working together to encourage people to plan for the future whilst also raising funds to support their work. Many locally based solicitors and members of the Society of Will Writers have kindly donated appointments to Norfolk WILL Help helping the charities to raise valuable funds throughout February.