Everybody Needs Independence Says Local Teenager!

There are a number of GREAT FUN fundraising events lined up to help a local teenager this month!  (Scroll down the article for more info) Sat, 22 Oct 2016 – 80s & 90s disco (at Heacham Public Hall) Sun, 23 Oct 2016 – Family Fun Day (at Hunstanton Community Centre) Local oranisations and residents are offering their support for this young teenager’s dream of independence.  Among the local groups showing support are Hunstanton Rock Choir and Hunstanton Rotary Club. Young Eboni (aged 14) is a local teenager who was diagnosed at an early … Continue reading

Norfolk’s Only Clydesdale Needs Your Help!

Written by Helen Chester On 30th August 2015, Norfolk’s only Clydesdale, Maverick, who lives in Wiveton,  was injured in an horrific accident where he severed his hind leg. I’m raising money to continue to fight for his life and save this beautiful horse. He’s currently just 23 months old and one of the most loveable characters imaginable, full of life and mischief, who simply deserves a chance. It is believed that Maverick was chased into an electric fence by a loose dog seen in the area on the day his … Continue reading

Mods & Rockers Event Fills the Green

Mods and Rockers attract a range of different bikes - photo by Stella Gooch

What a fantastic turn out for this year’s Mods n Rockers event.  The atmosphere on Hunstanton Green was once again throbbing with life and filled with people of all ages admiring the wide variety of bikes on show. Someone posted on social media ahead of their arrival: “More than 200 bikers heading your way.”  They were not exaggerating.  I could not say how many there were but a lot more than 200 for sure!  A friend of mine living out near Castle Acre felt a guess at 500 bikers was conservative … Continue reading

Dersingham Charity Fundraiser Gives West Norfolk MIND a Boost

West Norfolk Mind raise much needed funds - front left Zena Penty Volunteer Co-ordinator West Norfolk Mind. Front right Alex Ware Event Fundraiser back row event volunteers

Committed fundraiser Alex Ware from Dersingham with her team recently organised two outstanding fundraising events locally, raising funds and awareness for charities West Norfolk Mind and Keeping Abreast. Alex said: “As a result of the amazing generosity of our supporters following the successful ‘Bag It’ afternoon tea event in Thornham, we still had a wonderful collection of bags for a pop-up bag boutique which we held last month at the Dukes Head Hotel and raised £1000.50 for each charity. Zena Penty, Volunteer Co-ordinator for West Norfolk Mind said: “Alex and … Continue reading

Hunstanton Kite Festival 16 August

Kite Festival - photo by Stella Gooch

Advance ticket are now available for one of August’s most popular events – the Kite Fair and Classic Car Rally in Hunstanton. This year’s event will surpass the exciting and variety of family fun of the previous 18 years with even more fund raising. Each year over £15,000 is raised with a massive total of A QUARTER OF A MILLION POUNDS donated since the event began. Not only is the Kite Fair and Classic Car Rally a great way to raise money for charity, it is also great value for money … Continue reading

Midsummer Jazz Night to Raise Funds to Save St Edmund’s Church Wall

Midsummer Jazz Night

What IS a church to do these days to keep their buildings safe and in active use? That is the question facing the Vicar of St Edmund’s Church in Hunstanton, Father John Bloomfield. Sadly cracks have appeared in the wall at the west end of the south aisle (the back inside wall nearest the main entrance) at St Edmund’s Parish Church over the past few months. Father John describes the wall as being in a ‘precarious state’. Since St Edmund’s is used for many community events including concerts, recitals, school … Continue reading

MacMillan Cancer Gets a Boost From Local Support

Irene Elton, Charlotte Cadman, Sophie Harrington & Krystian Tatum get ready to welcome Coffee Morning Guests - photo by Stella Gooch

Krystian Tatum and his team rolled out the red carpet to support MacMillan Cancer at their High Street based Travel Agency, Destinations on Thursday, 2 April 2015.  Krystian opened his doors to host a Coffee Morning fundraiser for MacMillan Cancer Support, donated and served delicious cake, tea and coffee to Easter holidaymakers.  The event raised £90 on the day for a worthwhile cause. Initiator of the Coffee Morning was Boots Store Manager, Irene Elton, who very much appreciated the support of Krystian and his team.  Irene will be trekking in Macchu Piccu in Peru this October to … Continue reading

Searles Leisure Supports Down Syndrome, Norfolk

As well as offering safe and relaxing holidays for visitors to the North Norfolk coast at Searles Leisure Resort and Heacham Manor Hotel, the Searle family continue to be actively involved in supporting their local community. On Monday 9th March, the Searle family came together at Heacham Manor Hotel to present a donation of £3,600 to Down’s Syndrome Norfolk, which was received by Griselda Hubbard (Trustee) and her family, on behalf of the county organisation. This is just one of the three charities the company supports, along with West Norfolk … Continue reading

Hair cut raises funds for Cancer causes

Taking care of your appearance is all part of getting set up for the day and regular visits to the hairdresser naturally help to maintain your beautiful self. However, when 30 year old Carla Pooley, from Dersingham, paid a visit to Bliss Hair & Beauty in Heacham, on Tuesday, 4 November 2014, it was more than just an opportunity for a hair restyle and a break from looking after husband Matt and her three children: Florence (8), Wilfred (6) and Arthur (nearly 2). It was a major fundraising opportunity for … Continue reading

Friday Focus: Tess Gilder at Park House Hotel

Tess Gilder, Manager at Park House Hotel, Sandringham

Her Majesty The Queen made Park House available to Leonard Cheshire Disability, the UK’s leading charity supporting disabled people, and the hotel received its first guests in 1987.  Park House is an award winning Country House Hotel for people with disabilities/ Frailty with or without companions/family/carers.  Park House is set amidst the rolling parkland of the Royal Sandringham Estate and is the birthplace and childhood home of Princess Diana. The unique feature of Park house is they have their own in-house team of care staff to help facilitate the holiday … Continue reading