Let’s hear it for Norfolk’s marvellous fundraisers

PUBLISHED: 15:23 15 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:23 15 September 2017

Two of those taking part in last year's EACH Colour Charity Dash in The Walks at King's Lynn.

Two of those taking part in last year's EACH Colour Charity Dash in The Walks at King's Lynn.


In her latest monthly column, Gina Long focuses on more Norfolk charity fundraisers - and looks forward 
to a very special year for Break.

Wherever I have been in my life, I have been lucky enough to stumble across inspirational people, charities and organisations doing remarkable things. Next year is going to be a very special one for Break as they celebrate 50 years of doing their amazing work ensuring children, young people and families reach their full potential and shape their own futures in a safe and creative environment.

In celebration of this magnificent milestone, Break is encouraging people to consider taking part in the #MyBreak50 challenge. It can be anything from saving 50 50ps, walking 50 miles, baking 50 cakes, reading 50 books, donating 50 items to a Break shop - any inspirational ideas you might have would be much appreciated.

Jeni Lawes, Break’s fundraising administrator is asking for people to recommend a book for a donation and she’ll post a review on her blog -

Break’s patron Jake Humphrey is endeavouring to get a photo with 50 footballers/pundits/managers which Break then hopes to auction. The charity hopes you will join in too – find out more on the ‘support us’ page of their website,

You can follow Break on Facebook ‘Break Charity’, Twitter (@breakwriter), Instagram and YouTube to keep up to date.

Spaces are still available for tomorrow’s East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices’ ‘Colour Dash’ in King’s Lynn, which is back by popular demand.

Join in the most messy fun run you’ll ever be a part of. Walk, jog or run a short distance as Each’s colour pirates shower you in colourful powder paint.

Your entry fee includes a t-shirt, pot of paint and a medal when you complete your ‘dash’.

To register or for more information please visit the Events Diary on, or contact Tal Williams -

Unsung heroes and heroines who make Norfolk great will be celebrated if you nominee them for the EDP Stars of Norfolk & Waveney Awards. There is still time to submit your entry for up to 17 different categories. The categories range across every aspect of community life and include Carer of the Year, Hospital/Ambulance Person of the Year, Unsung Hero of the Year, and Team of the Year.

Anyone can be nominated and several nominations can be made by one person.

The awards are in recognition of the wonderful work that goes on in this beautiful county, essential work that may not otherwise be recognised or thanked.

Please consider registering your unsung hero by visiting:

Registration closes early October so be quick to avoid disappointment.

The Bishop Herbert Lodge from Drayton has raised £5,650 for the Nelson’s Journey charity. The money has been raised over the past year at meetings and social occasions.

The charity fund hundreds of children in the county who have lost loved ones and was chosen as the masonic lodge’s charity of the year by Worshipful Master Mark Turner. Mr Turner chose the cause as the work Nelson’s Journey do is something he would have benefited from in his early years. Mark’s twin brother died just age three in the 1950s and following his death all signs of his brother were removed from the family home.

Mencap is looking for supporters in Norwich to become ‘Gig Buddies’.

The learning disabilities charity is seeking volunteers to become Gig Buddies to help local people experience something you can both enjoy together.

The project was started by the Stay Up Late charity and is now being shared with other like-minded organistations across the UK. The scheme matches people with a learning disability with a volunteer, based on common interests or a shared love of similar activities. For example, seeing live music, theatre or socialisng at the local pub quiz - whatever your ‘gig’ there is a buddy for you.

For more information on how to get involved email

Do continue to share your charity events and stories with me please, email details along with a supporting photo to:

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