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Cromer to Norwich walk raises £1,200 for the nook appeal

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Cromer to Norwich walk raises £1,200 for the nook appeal

A group of Plastic Building Supplies (PBS) colleagues and friends have walked from Cromer Pier to PBS in Norwich to raise £1,200 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), specifically the charity’s nook appeal.

They were joined on the 25-mile (40km) walk by Grant Peruzzi from DMD Installations.

PBS is celebrating its 30th year in business and continues to show fantastic support of EACH, that cares for children with life-threatening conditions across the region and supports their families.

The specialist supplier of PVCu building materials, with branches in Norwich, King’s Lynn, Gorleston-on-Sea and Thetford, had raised more than £12,000 for the nook appeal before the Cromer to Norwich walk and over £66,000 for EACH generally.

Shaun Brookes, PBS Sales Coordinator, said: “We’re pleased to have exceeded our £1,000 target by raising £1,200 for EACH. It felt great to complete the 10-hour walk, that was almost as far as a marathon! A few blisters and bumps were had along the way, but it was worth it to support such a wonderful charity.”

Sophie Mayes, EACH Norfolk Corporate Fundraiser, said: “Another big thank you to PBS for arranging this sponsored walk. Backing from this organisation over the years has been hugely beneficial and we’re delighted at the continued support.

“The nook appeal now stands at over £8 million and building of the nook is well under way, so the continued support of Norfolk’s business community is vital as we aim to raise the final funds before the new hospice is hopefully opened in summer next year.”

PBS will be raising more money for the nook appeal at its 30th anniversary dinner in October, to be attended by 160 to 200 members of staff, suppliers and customers.

For more information about the nook appeal go to and for more on PBS go to

Last modified on Sunday, 07 October 2018 19:41

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