June 19 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, February 16, 2013
A 10-year-old north Norfolk girl will be taking on a “big challenge” to raise more than £100 for the Epilepsy Action charity.
Erin Hicks, from Beechlands Park, Southrepps, was diagnosed with the condition which causes seizures aged four.
Along with her father, Tim Gee, 45, Erin will be cycling the six mile journey from St James Church, Southrepps, to Cromer Parish Church on April 6.
Erin’s seizures generally last for a few minutes and are brought on by tiredness of stress, which stops her taking part in some physical activity.
Her mother Victoria Hicks-Gee, 38, said: “I’m really proud of her. She has got so much courage and never lets the epilepsy get her down. She always has a smile on her face.”
Erin, who attends Roughton St Mary’s School, said she wanted to raise awareness of Epilepsy Action, which provides a 24/7 support phone line and funds research into the condition.
Donations can be made by visiting www.justgiving.com/ErinMayHicks
Naturists are to be banned from a nationally-renowned Norfolk beach following complaints about anti-social behaviour committed in the area.
max temp: 24°C
min temp: 14°C