Children in Need

Children in Need

The annual Children in Need extravaganza is almost here and people in Norfolk are rallying round to raise money to help change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK. Last year, schools, shops and businesses across the county changed their usual Friday routine to participate in the fund raiser, which took place in November and nationally raised £26,757,446.

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The children's choir who were meant to be coming to the UK with Drayton-based charity A.F.R.I.C.A. With Love as part of a fund-raising tour, but were denied entry as they didn't have the signatures of two parents - despite many being orphans. Picture: Submitted

Drayton charity £40,000 out of pocket and orphaned Ugandan children heartbroken after Home Office blunder means they are refused entry to the UK

A group of orphaned children from Uganda have seen their dreams of a once in a lifetime trip to the UK dashed after they were refused entry - because they didn’t have the signatures of two parents.

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Children from Chernobyl wearing the onesies given to them by John Lewis to keep out the cold in Belarus. From left, front, Yula Balybina, 9. Centre row, Maksim Tuzhakov, 8; Maksim Sekushenko, 9; Veronika Vorobyova, 9; Vika Safonova, 9; and Anton Levinte, 9. Back row, Dasha Vasilkova, 10; Yulia Anikeeva, 9; Karyna Khozyaeva, 10; and Vlad Kovalev, 9. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich department store sends a cosy treat to children suffering consequences from Chernobyl

Children from Belarus, a country which suffered devastating consequences from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, have received onesies from a Norwich department store.

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