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A Norwich woman whose daughter is a carer was so frightened to think of frontline workers not having protective equipment during the coronavirus crisis that she has made more than 700 masks in just three weeks.

Norwich Door to Door volunteers and vehicles are among those ensuring frontline staff have the vital kit and is in addition to the national PPE ordering process.

Staff at an Indian restaurant in Norfolk have extended their efforts during the coronavirus crisis to provide meals to the vulnerable in their community.

An EDF inspector who has joined colleagues to help their communities by delivering medicine across Norfolk has spoken of the importance of such projects.

A pair of famous Norfolk residents are helping to raise the profile of services available to those living with cancer in Norfolk and Waveney during the coronavirus pandemic.

Those missing heading out to festivals are being encouraged to join in a week-long virtual event aimed at promoting kindness and boosting people’s health and wellbeing.

A team of Norwich cyclists will push themselves to ride the equivalent of Mount Everest five times to support Dementia UK.

Staff at a Norfolk hospital have expressed their gratitude for the ‘kind’ donations of scrubs they have received, after experiencing a shortage.

A pair of Norwich photographers have put a new spin on going up the wall in lockdown, through an innovative way of displaying their work.

A Norfolk army war veteran who was due to be joining the Queen for dinner to mark VE Day is instead celebrating raising more than £2,000 for his local hospital.

A final call has been made to crafters to help a Norfolk hospital celebrate the “heroic” efforts of its staff.

Norfolk businesses and organisations have donated 120 tablets to help hospital patients and their families stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic.

A pair of arty sisters from Norwich have transformed their garden wall into a colourful display to help brighten up people’s walks along their road.

A Norfolk health trust is encouraging families of relatives currently receiving treatment on its wards to send in their messages through a new online system.

Norfolk Freemasons have teamed up with Loddon-based production firm Panel Graphic to supply vital face shields to community carers and health visitors across the county.

A Norfolk man has printed more than 1,000 3D face shields for his community in response to the coronavirus crisis.

A Norwich business owner has received an award from ambulance staff for his efforts to support frontline staff.

A team of volunteers are appealing for more people to help “fulfil orders” for face masks after struggling to keep up with demand.

Visitation remains suspended at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) to limit the spread of the coronavirus, but people can still send messages to their loved ones after its radio station made a change.

A nurse who has knitted hearts for people in palliative care has encouraged others to join her.

A Norwich care home has been praised for its efforts by a former government chancellor as they care for his mum during the coronavirus crisis.

Handmade hearts, personal messages and a new support helpline have been launched to support bereaved families in Norfolk.

A Norfolk photographer has started giving away postcards showing beautiful scenes from around the county to care homes so residents can keep in touch with their loved ones.

With the ongoing social distancing measures, keeping fit by exercising at home has become an outlet for many.

Staff at a Norfolk-based housing trust have been helping its tenants during the coronavirus crisis by ensuring they have everything they need during lockdown.

As Terry Gillman pauses to chat, he temporarily lays down his trusty potato peeler.

A family from north-west Norfolk have raised more than £6,000 for the NHS after braving the shave.

An adorable toddler from Norfolk is using her dressing up box to honour keyworker heroes.

A charity’s choir are hoping to bring cheer with their rendition of a popular feel good song, while boosting the cause’s fundraising efforts during coronavirus.

Small gestures of kindness have continued to pop up across Norfolk as a sign of appreciation for the region’s key workers.

A Norfolk service supporting people who have experienced losing a baby during pregnancy is calling for help to ensure can continue during the coronavirus.

An audio news service that serves the blind and visually impaired in Norfolk and Waveney has adapted the way it operates to ensure people across the county can still access their services.

Our “Here to Help” campaign has been launched to highlight the great work being done by these inspiring people, communities and organisations, in the hope that as many people as possible will feel reassured and supported during these difficult times.

Landlords at a pub near Norwich have raised £1,000 to give away 100 boxes of fruit and vegetables to NHS workers.

A Norwich City fan had a birthday to remember after a surprise call from one of the club’s players.

Those missing the taste of afternoon tea during the coronavirus pandemic can now enjoy the experience at home with the launch of a doorstep delivery from a Norwich business.

A pair of young friends separated by more than 3,000 miles have joined forces to craft against coronavirus to support their local hospitals.

A “caring” eight-year-old from Norwich will be taking on a 10k challenge to support the county’s mental health trust.

A Norwich City star has recorded a message of support praising the incredible work of staff at The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

More than £900 was raised in donations after an East Anglian musician performed a live show on Facebook.

Helping children with mindfulness and positivity has been the focus for a Norfolk pre-school teacher during the coronavirus lockdown.

Norfolk’s NHS coronavirus fighting force has been bolstered by dedicated retirees and new recruits who have rejoined their colleagues - including one who had retired for just 24 hours.

A phone number designed to help the elderly and vulnerable through the coronavirus crisis has gone live.

A business is going the extra mile to ensure people and businesses have access to hand sanitiser during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pupils at a Norfolk school have sent ‘kindness letters’ to care home residents, NHS staff and local supermarkets to spread cheer during the coronavirus lockdown.

Free taxi journeys for Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital staff have been aided by a free anti-viral disinfecting cleaning service from a company based at the Broadland Business Park.

Beautiful blooms have been donated to help brighten up a Norwich charity as staff support patients during end of life care.

The sound of clapping, kitchen utensils clanging and music filled the air tonight as people continued to applaud NHS staff and key workers in the fight against coronavirus.

A community-spirited volunteer group offering support to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic is said to be growing by the day.

Hospitals, nursing homes and GP surgeries across Norfolk and beyond have benefitted from the hard work of staff at Norwich School.

A sporting lockdown challenge launched by a Norfolk rugby club is using technology to pass on its support to frontline workers during the pandemic.

The day after prime minister Boris Johnson announced a UK-wide lockdown, his government issued a plea for 250,000 volunteers to come forward in support of the NHS.

The community of Swaffham is coming together to help the vulnerable get through the coronavirus outbreak.

A Norfolk supermarket has been helping to supply foodbanks by producing and donating extra stock.

A grateful NHS worker left a Norwich family an Easter gift after spotting their front garden artwork thanking medical staff for their fight against coronavirus.

Since launching last month, the campaign - an offshoot of the EDP and Norwich Evening News initiative Here to Help - has seen dozens of individuals and groups reach out from all corners of the country.

A church hall has been transformed into an emergency food bank to help people cope during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A popular pub has launched a radio station to stay at the heart of its community.

A new volunteering scheme has helped hundreds of vulnerable people in Dereham and Toftwood.

A fund set up to support Norfolk’s charities and community groups during the coronavirus crisis has amassed £700,000 in donations.

It’s a challenging time for all, and there’s understandably a lot of concern around funerals during coronavirus and how the lockdown affects this.

A retired mental health nurse has returned to the frontline to support her colleagues tackle the coronavirus.

Our ‘Here to Help’ campaign has been launched to highlight the great work being done by these inspiring people, communities and organisations, in the hope that as many people as possible will feel reassured and supported during these difficult times.

A Norwich charity is aiming to deliver 130,000 meals a month across the city as part of ongoing plans to support those living in food poverty.

The drummer of Norfolk rock band Deaf Havana has raised more than £1,000 for his local hospital to support staff during the coronavirus.

Digital technology will be used to spread the Easter message by churches across Norfolk this weekend.

Staff at Norwich Airport have looked to the skies for inspiration to raise the spirits of keyworkers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Norwich Cathedral’s choristers have not been deterred from making music during the coronavirus pandemic, and have used technology to put together recordings of popular hymns.

A Norfolk nurse has begun painting the county’s “health heroes” to thank them for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a number of community-spirited people come to the fore during what is a time of unprecedented crisis.

A north Norfolk coach company has stepped up its efforts to protect customers and staff during the coronavirus crisis by agreeing a deal with a Norfolk firm to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to drivers.

Amid the coronavirus lockdown, Vauxhall Community Hub in Norwich has had to stop its services – but the space is still being put to good use after one woman cooked up a brilliant idea.

A town councillor is making masks and scrub bags for key workers and members of the community amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The owner of a Norwich gift shop is making coronavirus lockdown a little sweeter by delivering mystery boxes filled with American treats.

An Indian takeaway restaurant is offering free meals every day for NHS staff and police.

We’ve all most likely seen the colourful rainbows adorning windows across the county.

Children of key workers and staff from a mid Norfolk primary school have been busy creating a special banner to pay thanks to the NHS.

Teachers from three Norfolk schools will be able to continue making personal protective equipment for NHS staff, after a swift response for funding support brought in over £1,200.

A care provider has joined forces with a pen friend initiative to keep people communicating during the coronavirus pandemic.

Volunteers in Norwich will be among those answering calls from NHS workers at the heart of the coronavirus fight on a new helpline set up to safeguard their mental health.

You are never too old for some colouring - which is why a north Norfolk artist is providing creatives with a selection of his drawings for free.

A Norwich DJ has used music to lift spirits in his community by getting those staying at home to dance on their doorsteps.

A new scheme with an army of 116 volunteers is already proving to be a lifeline for residents in Dereham and Toftwood.

An 11-year-old boy has raised more than £1,000 for the NHS’ coronavirus fund after shaving all his hair off.

Pupils and staff at a Norfolk school are using classroom skills to produce protective equipment including visors and boilable bags for NHS staff on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

A singer paid tribute to NHS staff and other key workers with a live rendition of a classic.

Staff at an Indian restaurant in Norfolk are showing their appreciation for NHS workers by donating weekly meals to their hospital

While the lives of many are currently restricted due to working from home, self-isolation and social distancing, others are already stepping up and doing their best to make sure that those in need have the help they need.

A 56-year-old with heart failure, who was forced to sleep in his lounge after he had been living with no heating or hot water, said he was left feeling “overwhelmed” after a stranger came to his aid.

Mental health experts have offered their advice to anyone feeling the strain of social distancing as part of the Not Alone campaign.

Staff at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital are being offered free transport by a taxi firm whose staff wanted to show their support for NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

An award-winning food hall is going the extra mile to cater for isolated customers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Attempting to run a marathon is daunting at the best of times but Norwich City’s chaplain is taking on the 26.2 miles on a treadmill today, despite very little training, as he aims to raise £10,000 for good causes amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Live shows at venues aren’t currently possible due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions, but one musician from East Anglia will perform a gig from her own home to raise funds for the NHS.

The “joyous feeling” of giving a tenant a rent holiday has seen a generous landlady urge others with financial stability to help younger generations during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Musicians, poets and the chief constable of Norfolk Constabulary are among the latest kind contributors to the Not Alone positive mental health campaign.

For one Norfolk village Christmas does not come but once a year.

A dedicated fundraiser has launched a new campaign to donate supplies to NHS workers.

A Here to Help group in Cromer has issued a plea to food retailers to allow people to pay for goods upfront.

NHS workers on a large estate received a free Easter egg as a thank you from a community support group.

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