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East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices staff and volunteers stepped back in time to celebrate a 1940s-themed weekend in Sheringham. The annual feast of nostalgia took place on 18th and 19th September and was run by North Norfolk Railway. Businesses in the town were encouraged to get involved and EACH staff and volunteers decorated the window of their shop in Station Road. They also rolled back the years by wearing outfits from the era. EACH Shop Manager Naomi Munro said: “It was a very memorable weekend. We decorated our window with flags and everyone got in the spirit by dressing up. Many of our customers also wore special outfits so it was great fun and created a very happy, positive environment. It really was like being in a time warp and going…
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The Community spirit is alive and well in Loddon and Chedgrave as a sponsored walk to Hardley Mill organised by a newly formed support group raised £700 for a Women's refuge, and the mills restoration project. The sale of covid masks in a cafe also brought in a further £800 to help the support group ChetChat as well. ChetChat, who organised the walk, have been a positive outcome borne out of the pandemic lockdown. They were originally conceived to support the isolated, lonely and housebound by offering help and friendliness. Their aim was to help people in need by doing simple things for them like their shopping, weeding their gardens or collecting their prescriptions. However, having become aware of both Leeway the Women's refuge being in need of financial support…
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On Friday 10 September, East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) celebrated Air Ambulance Week 2021 with a special event in Norwich to mark the official opening of the charity’s newly extended and renovated 24/7 operational base and headquarters at Norwich Airport. During the event, the base, which is called Helimed House, was also blessed as part of a multi-faith ceremony to wish the air ambulance crews and patients the utmost safety. 22 key figures representing the lifeblood of the charity, including former patients, donors, crew, a staff member and a volunteer, cut a yellow ribbon to officially open the base, which was completed earlier this year. Building the state-of-the-art facility has been a long-term organisational goal, enabling the charity to operate a 24/7 service by air and road for the first…
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GoGoDiscover’s 21 T.rex sculptures have stomped off the streets after nine weeks of bringing colour, fun, discovery and beautiful art to Norwich this summer. Discover the impact that the trail had in numbers and when the T.rex will return with teeth… GoGoDiscover has been delivered by local charity, Break, in partnership with Wild in Art. Based on the number of trails maps printed, distributed and digitally downloaded from the Break website, the GoGoDiscover project team estimate a minimum of 300,000 visitors took on the trail this summer. The free trail has raised thousands in fundraising for children’s charity Break, who provide lifelong support to children and young people in care, on the edge of care or leaving care. The charity has seen a big increase in visitors to their website,…
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Following on from an overwhelming response to Alive UK’s appeal for clothes to support the resettling of Afghans in Norfolk, a unit has opened up at Chantry Place for those being resettled to collect, choose and try on clothes. In order to make the Afghan community feel cared for and respected, and give them some choice and control, clothes will be displayed on rails and hangers for them when they visit the unit, which is open by appointment only. Jo Thorne, chair of trustees, and pastor of Alive Church, comments: “We have been truly overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of people in Norfolk who want to support the Afghans being resettled and have donated so generously. We are no longer appealing for clothes as we have had so many…
Wednesday, 25 August 2021 00:00

Tia's Treasures Kindness Ninja's

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The Tia's Treasures Kindness Ninja's are not only out and about in our local area regularly hiding Random Acts of Kindness for people to find to make them smile they also choose people at random every now and then to receive a random gift through the post such as a plaques with inspirational quotes, sweet treats, toys etc. Who will be next? It could be you.... yes you! No act of kindness is ever too small and kindness is contagious. To find out more or to nominate someone for a Random Act of Kindness please visit http://TiasTreasures.net/KindnessNinjas/
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Bereaved children and young people in Norfolk referred to Nelson’s Journey have benefitted from sport and therapeutic sessions delivered at Sportspark this summer. Delivered through a new partnership between Sportspark and Norfolk’s child bereavement charity, Nelson’s Journey, groups of bereaved young people participated in 2 day programmes in August which included sports such as archery and dodgeball, alongside bereavement support activities that focused on their memories of the person who died and managing their feelings with the support of peers. Simon Wright, Chief Executive of Nelson’s Journey, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have worked with Sportspark throughout the summer to deliver these programmes. Many of the young people taking part just haven’t had the same support networks around them over the last 18 months due to the pandemic. Bringing them…
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After a callout for volunteers to help look after and maintain its 21 large T.rex sculptures in Norwich for GoGoDiscover 2021, Break has recruited a team of 40 trail rangers to enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the event, assist with the cleaning and presentation of the sculptures, develop new skills and help with fundraising efforts. Meet some of the trail rangers giving up their time to support the charity this summer so that Break can continue to provide lifelong support to children and young people in care, on the edge of care or leaving care… Sandra Boston and her daughter Anne, who live in Swanton Morley, both wanted to get involved in looking after the prehistoric visitors, as Sandra comments: “It is great fun to volunteer, is a way of giving…
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EAAA has revealed that July was the charity’s busiest month on record in over four years and EAAA’s busiest ever July. The air ambulance charity, which has two teams covering Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, was tasked 266 times across the region in July. This was 38 times more than in June, where the charity was tasked 228 times, a 16% increase month on month. In comparison, in July 2020 the charity was tasked 247 times and in July 2019 235 times, making July 2021 EAAA’s busiest ever July. With more people staying in the UK this summer the demand on resources like the air ambulance is expected to increase. In addition, this period covers the charity’s first month of 24/7 flying, making the medical teams available to more people…
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The Tia's Treasures Team aka Kindness Ninja's are 3 weeks into the Summer Break and still spreading kindness where ever they go. Tia's Treasures Random Acts of Kindness gifts consisting of a silver tone infinity heart charm as featured on the Tia's Treasures website and social media banner on a coloured cord and attached to a card designed by Tommy (5) have been placed around Gorleston On Sea for people to find, the finders can either keep their find or re-hide it to make someone else smile. Feedback received via the contact form on the Tia's Treasures website has been nothing but positive, such small acts of kindness have brought smiles to so many. Last week the Tia's Treasures Team enjoyed some much needed family time as Dad (Richard) had…
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