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Norse Catering is joining forces with Nelson’s Journey to support the charity’s annual ‘Purple Picnic’ fundraiser this July, with the event helping to raise funds to improve the emotional wellbeing of bereaved children living in Norfolk. Across the county, schools, work colleagues, friends and families are being encouraged to tuck into their own Purple Picnics, with many of Norse Catering’s locations set to enjoy a special menu to help celebrate the occasion. A Purple Picnic is a way for people to come together both in person and virtually to raise funds for the charity, whilst also providing an opportunity for people to remember those that have died. More than 200 schools in the county are provided with nutritional school meals by Norse, with each school being provided with the opportunity…
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The Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), has asked everyone to join her “in thanking the UK’s 54 children’s hospices and their incredible staff for the life-changing care they provide”, in a message to mark Children’s Hospice Week (21-27 June). The theme of the national awareness week, organised by the UK’s umbrella charity for children’s palliative care, Together for Short Lives, is Pushed to the Limits. This reflects how families who use children’s hospice services have been pushed to theirs this last year. The Duchess’s letter reads: “Children’s hospices are a lifeline, and I have been privileged to see first-hand the remarkable work they do. They give families the care and time they need to make treasured lifelong memories - the chance to be parents,…
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With just one month to go until Break’s GoGoDiscover T.rex trail launches, excitement is building as the city gets ready to welcome the 20 colossal sculptures when they stomp into popular locations including Norwich Cathedral, Chantry Place, Riverside, Castle Quarter and Jarrold. In preparation for the trail starting on 12th July, Break, who provide lifelong support to children and young people in care, on the edge of care or leaving care, has released some fun facts about these fierce visitors. Measuring approximately 2 metres tall and weighing around 85kg, each T.rex sculpture is individually made from toughened fibreglass. The sculptures are all sponsored by businesses from across the region and have been decorated by talented artists to create unique designs. The T.rex aren’t all just painted – some have had…
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All the beauty of the East Anglian countryside awaits cyclists who sign up to ride three counties in three days as part of a returning charity challenge. Ride for Life, back from Friday, 8 October to Sunday, 10 October, sees participants covering over 200 miles to raise thousands of pounds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The first day starts at Johnston Logistics UK, the event sponsor in Snetterton, heads to The Nook, EACH’s hospice just south of Norwich, then down to Ipswich. The second takes riders past The Treehouse, EACH’s hospice in Ipswich, and across to Cambridge. The final day passes EACH’s hospice in Milton, just north of Cambridge, before heading back to Snetterton. Ride for Life has been a flagship event for EACH since 1993, with Johnston Logistics…
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Harford Manor Complex Need School have launched ‘Project Playground’ and are asking local businesses to help raise money towards the £70,000 needed for specialist outdoor equipment. Harford Manor is an OFSTED ‘Outstanding’ local authority led school based on Ipswich Road, Norwich. They provide education for children and young people with complex needs aged between 3-19 years. They have a dedicated staff team who focus on meeting the individual and varying needs of the 88 pupils who attend, enabling them to develop their communication, problem solving, independence and self-regulation skills – all to help them better prepare them for life outside of and after school. Harford Manor is an engaging school, motivating, meaningful and challenging but above all a place where pupils can succeed and feel valued. The school is proud…
Friday, 04 June 2021 00:00

Wellbeing Socials June 2021

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June brings the addition of face to face events (YAY!). Initially at the early stages it will be walks and social distance garden projects. Wellbeing does have some plans for fun and resilience building activities as the year progresses, watch this space! Our Social activities are for all residents of Norfolk and Waveney, not just those who use the Wellbeing Service. Come one and all. Remember Norfolk we are your free service if you are struggling. Low level treatment options to help you help yourselves”. For further details please see https://www.wellbeingnands.co.uk/norfolk/
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To mark Volunteers’ Week, between 1st and 7th June 2021, Break is appealing for volunteers to get up close to 20 large T.rex this summer by signing-up to be a GoGoDiscover Trail Ranger. There are a handful of exciting volunteer positions available and you don’t even need to be a dinosaur expert to apply! The T.rex Rangers will each be needed a few times throughout the summer as part of Break’s colourful GoGoDiscover trail to help maintain the sculptures, promote the trail and ensure it is a success, as well as support Break’s fundraising efforts. In addition to recruiting Trail Rangers for the summer, Break is also seeking volunteer mentors, fundraising volunteers and retail volunteers to support its work across the region. As a charity, Break relies on an incredible…
Wednesday, 26 May 2021 00:00

Details announced for GoGoDiscover 2022

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After announcing the dates for the 2021 trail, Break has revealed details about the second half of the two year trail of prehistoric proportions by announcing it’s 2022 partners, as well as giving a first look at the gigantic Steppe Mammoth sculpture set to join the T.rex in Norfolk next year! GoGoDiscover 2022 will take place between Monday 27th June and Saturday 10th September 2022 with a mighty herd of Steppe Mammoth across Norfolk and even more T.rex to be discovered in Norwich. The trail is delivered by East Anglian based children’s charity Break, who provide lifelong support to children and young people in care, on the edge of care or leaving care, in partnership with Wild in Art. Each T.rex and mammoth in the family-friendly trail will be decorated…
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East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has been awarded the top spot in this year’s Best Companies list for the Charity Sector for its exceptional employee engagement and support during the pandemic. The charity has also been recognised as the 6th Best Company to Work For in the East of England in the 2021 Best Companies listings and 14th in the Top 100 Mid-Sized Companies to Work For in the UK (for private companies and not-for-profits). These national awards are based on the results of an employee feedback and engagement survey which feeds into regional, national and sector league tables. These fantastic results recognise the charity’s long-standing commitment to creating a fantastic place of work to support the life-saving organisation’s number one priority: delivering an excellent service for its patients. And…
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Today [May 15, 2021], the first GoGoDiscover Tyrannosaurus-Rex sculpture was unveiled at Chantry Place in Norwich in celebration of National Dinosaur Day. Prideasaurus took centre stage underneath the illuminated rainbow on Chantry Square and provided an exclusive look at what the 2021 GoGoDiscover trail promises this summer. Sponsored by Norwich BID and designed by local artist Martin Wall, Prideasaurus is a 2 metre tall dazzling rainbow dinosaur, featuring thousands of colourful gems applied by hand from head to tail. Shoppers were invited to get up close and take selfies with the sequinned T.rex sculpture, with the option of making a donation to children’s charity Break, which delivers the trail in partnership with Wild in Art. The Break team was also on hand during the day to tell people about GoGoDiscover…
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