Vulnerable young homeless people and isolated parents could be helped as part of a £20,000 charity cash giveaway if enough readers collect valuable coupons through this paper.

The Eastern Daily Press, Norwich Evening News and sister weekly titles have launched the Cash For Charities campaign to support worthy causes, many of which have undergone financial pressures during lockdown.

And to show support for various organisations, coupons can be collected from the papers up to July 3, to be collated by charities through collection points or shops associated with the groups.

The money will be shared out depending on numbers of tokens collected.

Two of the charities which have applied to be part of the giveaway are YMCA Norfolk, which provides accommodation for homeless people aged 16-25, and Get Me Out The Four Walls, which helps parents and carers of young children in Norfolk and Suffolk at risk of social isolation.

Judy Bailey, fundraising and events officer for YMCA Norfolk said over the past year the charity had lost out on £15,000 it would have normally raised from shops, individual donations and events.

She said: "The lockdown has made more people aware of each other and people's plight. The Cash For Charities money would be a great boost for us because we can use it for our counselling which we have seen a higher demand for."

Eastern Daily Press: A young person receiving counselling through the YMCA charity.A young person receiving counselling through the YMCA charity. (Image: Simon O'Connor Photography)

YMCA Norfolk has continued supporting up to 240 young people at a time and vulnerable people it cares for are more at risk of feeling isolated during the lockdown, according to Mrs Bailey.

She was looking forward to the cafe and soft play opening in the charity's £2m community hub on Aylsham Road, Norwich, to support YMCA Norfolk services.

Lucinda Terry, Get Me Out The Four Walls manager, said Cash For Charities would help continue to fund its free covid-secure support and play face-to-face sessions for parents of children aged 0-2 in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Eastern Daily Press: Lucinda Terry, manager of Get Me Out The Four Walls charity.Lucinda Terry, manager of Get Me Out The Four Walls charity. (Image: Get Me Out The Four Walls)

She said: "Quite a lot of toddler groups have not been able to open due to finances and restrictions. We are seeing a large increase in mental health issues with parents."

Eastern Daily Press: A support and play session run by parents of young children in Norfolk and Suffolk by Get Me Out The Four Walls.A support and play session run by parents of young children in Norfolk and Suffolk by Get Me Out The Four Walls. (Image: Get Me Out The Four Walls)

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What charities have signed up?

1st Attleborough (St Mary's) Scout Group

1st Bungay (School) Sea Scout Group

1st Caister Scout Group

1st Hoveton & Wroxham Scout Group

1st Mattishall Scout Group

1st Snettisham Scout Group

1st Southwold and Reydon Scout Group

1st Wymondham Scout Group

2nd Wells Brownies

469 Lowestoft Air Cadets

Age UK Norfolk

All Saints' Church, Threxton

Allsorts support services CIC, Lowestoft

Asperger East Anglia

Astro Brain Tumour Fund, Hunstanton

Aylsham Older People's Association

Bact Community Transport. Bungay

Beccles Men's Shed

Beccles Lido Limited

Big C

Caister Youth and Community Centre, Caister-on-Sea

Cancer Community Chest, Norwich

Carers Matter Norfolk, Young Carers & Families

Caring Friends for Cancer Mid Norfolk

Charles Burrell Centre, Thetford

City of Norwich Aviation Museum

City WI Norwich

Company of Four, Norwich

Dereham Cancer Care

Dereham Men's Shed

Dereham Theatre Company

Ditchingham Men's Shed

DPA Performing Arts Academy, Gorleston

East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

East of England Apples & Orchards Project, Fakenham

Edith Cavell Day Centre, Swardeston

FEED Waveney Community, Lowestoft

First Dereham Scout Group

First Focus, Fakenham

Fresh Start Future Enterprises Ltd, Norwich

Friend in Deed, Cawston

Friends of Clinks Care Farm, Toft Monks

Get Me Out The Four Walls, Norwich

Great Ryburgh Playing Field

Great Yarmouth Gateway Club

Guide Dogs For The Blind - King's Lynn branch

Hanworth with Gunton Memorial Hall

Harleston and District Young Farmers

Headway Norfolk and Waveney

Hear for Norfolk (Norfolk Deaf Association)

Hepworth Recreation Ground, near Diss

Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club

Home-Start Suffolk

Home-Start Norfolk

How Hill Trust

Ingham Village Hall

Keeping Abreast, Norwich

Little Snoring Playgroup

Louise Hamilton Trust, Potter Heigham

Lowestoft Museum

MenTalkHealth, Thorpe St Andrew

Motor Neurone Disease Association - Kings Lynn group

N&N Hospitals Charity

Nansa (Norfolk and Norwich SEND Association)

Narborough and Narford Community Centre

Nelson's Journey

Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS)

Norfolk Citizens Advice

Norfolk Community Law Service

Norfolk Family Carers

Norfolk Federation of WIs

Norfolk SEN Network

Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association

North Lynn Methodist Church

North Walsham Play

North Wootton Village Hall

Norwich & District Diabetes Youth Group

Norwich Foodbank

Norwich Marchesi Rotary Benevolent Account

Norwich Samaritans

Oak Grove Community Church, Norwich

Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre

Pakefield Singers

People For Animals Care Trust, Woodrising

People's Foundation of South Norfolk and Broadland

Priscilla Bacon Hospice

River Waveney Trust, Harleston

Rotary Club of Bungay

Rotary Club of Downham Market Trust Fund

RSPCA East Norfolk

Runhall Recreation Ground

Rural Coffee Caravan, Harleston

SENsational Families, Lyng

Silver Road Community Centre, Norwich

Sing Your Heart Out, Norfolk

Southwold Sailors Reading Room

Sprowston Parochial Church Council

St Martins, Norwich

St Mary's Church, Tittleshall

St. John Ambulance

Still Good Food, Bury St Edmunds

Star Throwers CIO, Wymondham

Sue Lambert Trust, Norwich

Surlingham Church & Poor Charity

Swainsthorpe Community Charity Trust

Swan Youth Project, Downham Market

The 389th Bomb Group Memorial Exhibition Hethel

The BUILD Charity, Norwich

The Charing Cross Centre, Norwich

The Clare School, Norwich

The Friends of Kelling Hospital

The Hamlet Charity, Norwich

The Museum of the Broads, Stalham

The Pastures

Thetford & District Dementia Support Group

Third Thorpe Rainbows, Thorpe St Andrew

Three Rivers Talking Newspaper, Bungay

Waveney Enterprises Craft Workshop, Beccles

West Norwich Lions

Whitwell Hall Country Centre Ltd

William Cowper Preschool Nursery, Dereham

Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper

YMCA Norfolk