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A group of Norfolk cyclists have raised £308.14 for the nook appeal by treating themselves to cake.

The 53-11 Cycling Club was founded in April 2014 and its members, of all ages and abilities, are easy to spot as they wear unmistakeable, bright pink jerseys.

The club leads social rides on three evenings of the working week plus during the day on Sundays.

The rides often include some sort of café or pub stop, further promoting the social aspect. Recently, cyclists have been indulging in cakes baked by Sally Eggleton, donating £1 to the nook appeal for every slice.

Donations have, generously, been doubled by Ian Goody, a member of 53-11 and also CEO of Premier Financial Group that sponsors the club.

A group of seven Norfolk friends have completed both the National Three Peaks Challenge and the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in an incredible time of just 20 hours and 23 minutes.

Andrew Sabberton, Chris Yates, Steve Reed, Tom Hurd, Colin Jones, Kevin Rooney and Elliot Greenleaf conquered Scotland’s Ben Nevis in four hours and 10 minutes, and England’s Scafell Pike in three hours and 30 minutes. Then, alongside their support crew of three, they drove to Yorkshire, scaling Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent in 10 hours. Finally, they reached the top of Wales’ Snowdon in just less than three hours.

Their efforts saw them walk almost 55 miles (86km), with a bit of downhill running included. The challenge, including travel between peaks, was done in 35 hours.

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.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

The nook appeal reaches £8,278,000

The nook appeal has now reached £8,278,000 as fundraising to build a new Norfolk children’s hospice continues.

A big supporter of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), particularly since it launched the nook appeal in November 2014, has been Ben Du Brow. Ben was one of three vendors of the land EACH bought for its new building - and he generously donated all his share back to the appeal.

Ben spent years with Norwich Union until the early ‘90s. More recently, amongst many other projects, he was responsible for a national, award-winning scheme that converted a group of redundant farm buildings built by his ancestors in Framingham Pigot. The development provides 30,000 sq ft of prestigious office accommodation together with a restaurant, function suite and very popular boutique hotel.

Charitable folk with a head for heights have abseiled down Norwich’s iconic Millennium building The Forum to raise £10,000.

A total of 98 courageous individuals, ranging in age from 12 to 78, took the 50ft (15m) plunge in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Emma Benstead, EACH Norfolk Events Fundraiser, said: “We were so excited to hold our abseil at the iconic Forum building for the second year running and were overwhelmed by how many participants took part! They included a lady celebrating her 70th birthday and a girl her 16th.

Villagers of Rockland St Mary raised £2,100 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) at a family fun day to celebrate Norfolk Day.

The event was organised by Wally, Lorraine and Luke Mason, plus landlord of The New Inn Terry Webb.

It featured a demonstration of traditional reed cutting, with grandfather Wally an experienced hand at what was a common sight on the Norfolk Broads for decades before changes in technology. There was also live music and a variety of stalls.

A charity shop in North Walsham is to champion reading for children as it launches a kids book club.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), in The Terrace, off Market Place, will allow youngsters to pick up a new book at half price or for free when they trade in an old one.

Sandy Creasy, EACH Shop Manager, hopes the club will encourage children to enjoy the freedom of reading and share that with friends.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

Ride for Life raises over £30,000 for EACH

Over £30,000 has been raised for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) by 26 intrepid cyclists who rode 200-plus miles across the region.

EACH’s Ride for Life started last Friday (20 July) and finished on Sunday at the home of headline sponsor Johnston Logistics UK, in Snetterton. There were overnight stops in between at Premier Inn Ipswich North and Premier Inn Cambridge A14 J32. The route through the East Anglian countryside also saw riders visit EACH’s three hospices - The Treehouse in Ipswich, Milton just north of Cambridge and Quidenham in the Norfolk countryside.

The main peloton was joined by seven other cyclists, doing individual legs of ride, over the course of the three days.

New Revolution (NR) Health & Fitness Club raised £1,650 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) at its second annual eight-hour ‘spinathon’.

Eight members took part in the event, that sees people riding a stationary bike, also enjoying a barbecue, bar, raffle and live music.

Nathan Gostling, NR Director, said: “I’d like to thank all the fantastic members who took part in this eight-hour challenge and everyone who turned up to cheer them on past the finish line. At NR Health & Fitness Club in Wymondham we love supporting EACH in their fundraising and over two years we have raised more than £2,000. We’re looking forward to the next charity boxing event we have planned, when again we hope to raise money for EACH.”

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