John Lewis Norwich has raised £5,800 for local charity Nelson’s Journey as its Charity of the Year.
Over the past year Partners (staff) at John Lewis Norwich have taken part in a range of fundraising initiatives to raise money and awareness for the charity, who provide a service for children and young people aged 0-17 years who are living in Norfolk and have experienced the death of a significant person in their life.
Nelson’s Journey was founded in 1997 and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017.
A school in Zimbabwe now has a new assembly point and sports facility thanks to the generosity of the people of Norfolk in memory of a former Norfolk councillor and trustee of the Mudeka Foundation.
When Harold Bodmer died in 2017 a fundraising event was held at Thickthorn Hall in July 2017 by the Mudeka foundation, a charity of which he was a trustee, to raise much needed funds for the Rugare Primary school in Zimbabwe.
Fitness coach Ali Buck held an all day spin-a-thon at Long Stratton Leisure Centre on Sunday and racked up an impressive £520 for Children with Cancer UK.
Over 70 people joined Ali for one or more of the 8 sessions in return for a donation to the charity.
Ali said: “It was a fantastic day. A massive thank you to all who came along and supported my fundraising event. Thanks also to the team at Long Stratton Leisure Centre - Ben and Tyler - for keeping water bottles filled and supplying tea and coffee.”
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.