Local groups net cash following success of Cromer and Sheringham Crab & Lobster Festival

The Crab and Lobster festival handed out grants to 25 local groups. Picture: Dave Hubba Roberts.

The Crab and Lobster festival handed out grants to 25 local groups. Picture: Dave Hubba Roberts. - Credit: Dave Hubba Roberts.

Local groups this week netted cash following the success of one of the most colourful events in north Norfolk last year.

Festival committee member Jane Davis reveals the dates of the 2017 event. Picture: Dave Hubba Robert

Festival committee member Jane Davis reveals the dates of the 2017 event. Picture: Dave Hubba Roberts. - Credit: Dave Hubba Roberts.

The Cromer and Sheringham Crab & Lobster Festival has handed over grants totalling £5,080 following the success of a miniature beach hut auction.

A total of 25 groups have benefitted from the annual festivities which has riased more than £35,000 for charity in the last three years alone.

The organisations who received grants from the scheme were: The Cromer

Mardlers, Sheringham in Bloom, Back to the Drawing Board, Sing Your Heart


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Museum, Banningham Defibrillator Fund, Cromer Christmas Lights Volunteers,

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1 st Cromer Sea Scouts, Friends of North Lodge Park, Cromer RNLI, Waveney

Stardust Trust, National Coastwatch Institution – East Runton, Cromer Academy,

Cromer Exhibition Foundation, Sheringham Woodfields School, Cromer Carnival

Security Team, Sheringham Playpark Revamp, Roughton Under 5s Playgroup,

Cromer Girl Guiding, Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society and Cromer and

District Garden Society.

Many of the projects which were successful will be working will local children

including 1st Cromer Sea Scouts, with funding to refurbish the hall; Sheringham

Woodfields School, with funding to introduce sensory lighting; Cromer Girl Guiding, with funding for hall maintenance; and the Cromer & District Garden Society, with funding their annual Schools Garden Competition.

Cromer Exhibition Foundation will use their grant to provide grants to Cromer

school children who are going on to Further or Higher Education to help with

course materials.

Festival chairman Tony Shipp said: 'This year's grants help to continue the

festival's tradition of raising money for local charities through the Annual Charity Auction and we are delighted that so many local community groups will benefit from them.'

The 2017 festival will run over the weekend of May 20 and 21. For more details, email: enquiries@crabandlobsterfestival.co.uk

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