Good Intentions Fundraising Team hands out charity cash at Aldborough

Heart patients, a hotel for the disabled and a showbusiness charity have all been boosted by a group of north Norfolk fundraisers.

The annual efforts of the Aldborough-based Good Intentions Fundraising Team saw it hand out �4,000 at the weekend.

The cash was generated by a string of events ranging from variety and talent shows to a hog roast and quizzes.

The team was formed seven years ago after its forerunner Aldborough show was wound up.

Founder Yvonne Tiffany said it had raised more than �20,000 over that time, with major support from the Water Rats, through the involvement of former King Rat and Cromer Pier show headliner Keith Simmons.

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This year's proceeds were presented at a gathering in the Aldborough church rooms.

Sarah Crowther from the Park House hotel for the disabled at Sandringham said their cash would go towards an accessible Jubilee garden project and installing wi-fi in its public spaces.

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Shocking Now's Dave Draper said it was providing community defibrillators and training in life-saving techniques, and hoped to provide a wall-mounted box for Aldborough's machine which was currently only available with a local shop was open.

Sean 'Rollo' Rollason said the Water Rats money, to help with charity donations and welfare for former entertainers, would be given to current King Rat Joe Pasquale.

The evening also flagged up the two charities, along with the Water Rats, to be helped next year. They are: Aldborough Village Care, which needs funding to help cover rising costs for the hospital and surgery transport scheme it runs along with a lunch club; and About with Friends, a Cromer-basedd work experience venture for people with learning needs whose activities include catering and gardening.

During the evening there were performances of comic poems by Doreen Reed and magic by Chris Whiting.

There were also thank you presents for the other Gift committee membes Chris and John Filby, Pamela Leeder, Lynn Goddard and Anna and Glyn Osgothorpe.

Key Gift event dates next year include the talent show on March 3 at Aldborough which is seeking new local talent for the variety show on September 22 at the Auden Theatre, Holt. For more information call Mrs Tiffany on 01263 768076 or email

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