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To celebrate World Bee Day on Friday 20th May 2022, leading five star housing developer Lovell have teased the GoGoDiscover Steppe Mammoth it is sponsoring as part of Break’s sculpture trail this Summer. Although Lovell isn’t revealing the name, artist or full theme of its mammoth, Lovell is buzzing to be sponsoring one for this year's trail and has released a bee-tiful sneak peek of the sculpture, including a bee and lavender motif. World Bee Day raises awareness about the threats that bees face, as well as celebrates the positive impact that bees and other pollinators have on the ecosystem.
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As 21st May 2022 marks 11 years since Tia's Treasures began we thought it would be a good time to announce our fundraising plans for Tia's Treasures 11th Birthday. Over the past 11 years the Tia's Treasures Team have fundraised for a number of charities, deserving causes and individuals in a number of ways such as family fun day events, raffles, sponsored hair dyes and hair shaves, fancy dress sponsored walks etc. The event that has raised the largest amount to date was the Tia's Treasures 2nd Birthday Fundraiser which was held at The Cliff Hotel, Gorleston in May 2013 and raised £1,500. Each year we would fundraise to celebrate Tia's Treasures Birthday with the plan to go bigger than ever for Tia's Treasures 10th Birthday May 2021, due to…
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Steely cyclists saddled up for a bumper biking challenge and raised more than £50,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The charity’s popular Ride for Life event took place last weekend, with 32 people pedalling 200 miles through the Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire countryside. Many more signed up for a one-day, 70-mile package, with 39 riding on Friday and 34 on both Saturday and Sunday. Between them, they raised a staggering £51,225 for EACH, which supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia. Events fundraiser Hannah Forbester said: “It was a huge success. “Everything went smoothly and everyone seemed to enjoy the experience. In terms of the amount raised, it’s an outstanding total. We were on around £45,000 by close of play on…
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Sheringham RNLI were delighted to launch their lifeboat The Oddfellows in May on a key training exercise with Cromer and Happisburgh lifeboats; working together with the Coastguard service to ensure that the crew is familiar with the processes and procedures needed in the event of an emergency which may need helicopter extraction for casualties. The Sheringham crew and volunteers are also delighted to confirm that after two years of absence, the Sheringham Boathouse Shop reopened on 1 May and isprepared for a busy season of sales to Sheringham visitors and locals alike. The team are delighted to once again be welcoming local organisations to the boathouse to share details of how they work and to educate local residents on water safety.
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More than 300 classic scooters from all over East Anglia blazed a spectacular trail during an Easter fundraiser in rural Norfolk. The dazzling convoy organised by Norwich Scooter Collective visited The Nook, run by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) in Framingham Earl. Kind-hearted riders gathered for pictures before handing over a cash donation of £1,600, in addition to toys, books and games for youngsters to enjoy. A further donation is set to follow as the club have a St George’s Day ride planned on Sunday, 24th April. The Easter fundraiser has become a long-standing tradition among the club’s members. They started their journey outside the Broadland District Council offices in Yarmouth Road, Norwich, and the impressive procession included classic Vespas and Lambrettas. They were joined by friends owning Volkswagen vans.
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Determined Olive Duffield is back behind the counter at her favourite charity shop – a year after breaking her pelvis. The long-serving East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) volunteer, 82, was forced to take a year out after suffering her injury in early 2021. She also had a bout of shingles but was always determined to return to the shop in Long Stratton. She has been a regular fixture there for more than a quarter of a century and started volunteering in early 1995, working at the former shop that raised funds for the old Quidenham hospice. Now she is back where she belongs, dutifully giving up two hours a week every Friday morning. “I’m as good as I’m going to be,” joked Olive, referring to her recent brushes with injury…
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A kind-hearted nine-year-old raised nearly £2,500 after taking on a 25-mile charity bike ride in rural Norfolk. Ella-May Saunders, who lives in Jermyn Way, Tharston, completed the challenge for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). She cycled for three hours, with one quick pit stop, and was rightly proud of herself after raising an astonishing £2,473. Ella-May’s fundraiser was in memory of James Thorndyke, the baby son of a close family friend who died in February 2017. James had Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) and received care at EACH’s former Quidenham hospice. He died five days before his first birthday. His mum, Susie, is friends with Ella-May’s mum, Louise, and herself a successful fundraiser for the charity, having held two balls in 2018 and 2020 and donated just over £40,000. Louise said:…
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Norfolk bakers are being urged to grab their mixing bowls and whip up some cash as ‘The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer’ returns to Channel 4. Everyone from baking beginners to patisserie pros are being asked to don their aprons in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, the joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4. Getting started is a piece of cake, with a free fundraising kit to download full of tips, recipes and ideas for getting friends and family involved in raising some serious dough for life-saving research. Fans of the show can also support the cause, with striking new Star Baker-themed kitchenware available from Cancer Research UK shops in Norfolk or online The range features everything foodies and fundraisers need to…
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Over 25 residents from East Harling have been trained to be Community Mental Health Champions as part of a training scheme offered through the Breckland ‘Mindful Towns’ program The scheme is led by Breckland Mental Health Community Partnership, which includes Breckland Council, Wellbeing Norfolk and Waveney, Norfolk and Waveney Mind, and YANA - the rural mental health charity Now fully trained the community mental health champions will be able to spot mental health concerns within people in the local community, and signpost them to other support. Participants can also now supplement their learning with optional follow-up developmental opportunities, including networking with other community champions to ensure best practice is being delivered across Breckland. 
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Former Team GB swimmer Mark Foster is calling on people from Norfolk to take the plunge and sign up for Swimathon 2022. The swimming hero is helping to highlight the annual fundraiser that raises money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie. He is urging people of all ages and abilities to enter thesponsoredevent taking place at pools across Norfolk from 6-8 May, including: Norwich’s Sportspark plus Riverside Leisure Centre Dereham Leisure Centre North Walsham’s Victory Swim and Fitness Centre Sheringham’s Reef Leisure Centre Thetford’s Breckland Leisure Centre With a variety of distances to choose from, from 400m up to 30.9k, Swimathon offers a challenge for swimmers young and old, new and experienced. People can participate individually or as part of a team.Any swimmers who cannot make one of the…
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