Norfolk good causes receive funding boost

Lord Baker of Little Moulton

Lord Baker of Little Moulton - Credit: Archant

Four good causes have each received an early Christmas present after they were handed more than £10,000 by a fundraising Norfolk lord.

East Anglias Children's Hospices (EACH), Wymondham-based Star Throwers Cancer Care and Support, Attleborough's Chapel Road School, which teaches children with complex education needs, and the Norfolk Community Foundation have each received £2,735.20.

The funding was announced by Lord Russell Baker of Little Moulton, who runs the Lord Baker Community Fund managed by the Norfolk Community Foundation.

A large part of the funding came from a Norwich darts masters event and an online auction.

Lord Baker, who lives in Bracon Ash, said: 'I am delighted to be able to support these amazing charities and the school and provide a good level of funding that will enable them to continue delivering the outstanding services they provide to young children, and people of all ages suffering from cancer.'

Anna Douglas, development and marketing manager at the Norfolk Community Foundation, said: 'We have enjoyed working with Lord Baker this year as he has built his fund through his fundraising campaigns.

'We look forward to working with him in 2016 when he plans to launch a community fund as part of his charitable giving to support local community projects.'

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Next year Lord Baker will support the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service as he is a patron of the lifesaving volunteers. As reported in Friday's EDP, EACH's nook new hospice appeal has reached the £2m mark.

Are you organising a fundraising event? Email anthony.carroll@archant.co.uk