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Easter Egg Appeal 2018 best yet

29th March 2018

The past two weeks have been some of the most incredible days I’ve ever experienced whilst orchestrating and carrying out our yearly appeals.  As you may know every year KL.FM collects toys at Christmas and Eggs at Easter, both done in the same way, we visit supermarkets for a couple of hours each day over a week or two and then find them a deserving home in West Norfolk, Wisbech or Fakenham.

This year due to the enormous success of previous years I decided a week would be all that was needed to help the children we had been requested to make smile this Easter, but it soon became clear that we were going to far exceed the numbers needed even sooner.  We had more than enough just three days in and set about finding more deserving youngsters who might not of otherwise received any chocolate over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

 

Our most successful day collecting was at Morrison’s in King’s Lynn where lovely shoppers gave 535 eggs in just two hours, by the time we’d finished last Monday our ‘Run Rate’ was equal to being donated an egg every 12 seconds!   The total donations came to over 3,500 by the time we were done and KL.FM’s front reception resembled something out of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

 

It wasn’t just us collecting however, we had wonderful donations from Poundland, CITB in Bircham Newton, Matthews International Transport, Ash Wicken Primary, Natwest on the Tuesday Market Place and many more.  We even received a donation from Thurlow House – The Child Family and Young Person Service, this was amazing as normally we’d deliver to them, I insisted that despite their donation to us that we give them four times as many eggs in return! 

 

Among the many beneficiary’s  this year we also helped Dedicated Care, Scotties Little Soldiers, Morley House and other Break Charities in town, The Purfleeet Trust, The Foodbank in Lynn and Wisbech, Children’s Centres on Fairstead, in Hunstanton, Swaffham, Downham and Methwold, Meadowgate Special Needs School, The Matthew Project, The Pandora Project, West Norfolk Young Carers, Christians Against Poverty and Socials Services who received 500 eggs to make sure every child they deal with got one too!

 

It was also nice thanks to Poundland to be able to give all the nurses and staff that I met at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital an Easter Egg.  Whilst delivering to West Newton, Rudham, A&E and the Roxborough Centre everyone I met got something nice.  On arrival in Paediatrics A&E I met a lady and her little girl who had found themselves waiting to be seen just a day after donating themselves so it was extra special to be able to give back to that family.

 

I really can’t thank Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury enough for allowing to us to visit, the businesses that donated and you if put just one egg or more in our trolleys – you have really changed people’s lives this Easter. 

 

Thank you so much

 

 

Posted by Simon Rowe at 12:48pm

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Easter Egg 2018 WOW

20th March 2018

Egg

Wow!

I couldn't have asked for a better to this years appeal! We are just short of 400 eggs after only just one day.  A massive thank to you all the customers and staff at Morrisons in Wisbech.

EGG APPEAL 2018 - DAY 1

Please help put a BIG chocolate smile on a little face and donate just one egg to day at Tesco in Gaywood between 11-1.

 

Posted by Simon Rowe at 9:27am

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Easter Egg 2018

19th March 2018

Get set, ready, hop!

EASTER VAN

KL.FM's Easter Egg Appeal for 2018 begins today and I'm pretty sure we will this van at least 4 times over with thousands of eggs over the next week or so.   We want to put as many "Big chocolate smiles on little faces "as possible.  

Your Easter Egg donations will be given to children without parents, to those who may not get any, to boys and girls in hospitals, refuges, under the care of Social Services and so much more.

Click here to see where we will be for the rest of the week.

Today come find the team and I at Morrisons in Wisbech between 11 & 1.

 

 

 

Posted by Simon Rowe at 9:37am

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King's Lynn Stars

16th March 2018

Speedway V1

This morning I had the pleasure of premiering the new anthem for fans at the Norfolk Arena.  The King's Lynn Stars begin their season in just a few weeks and have for a quite while been discussing with myself and the team at KL.FM the idea of creating an anthem for fans to chant at each meet.  In those discussions the idea of using West Norfolk Rock Choir came up and at that point I left the team at the Speedway to carry on their hard work behind the scenes.   Turns out this is how things ended up with a super piece which was eventually chosen from 30 submissions to be the final song. 

Have a listen to the song that will be echoing around the arena from the first tapes up on April 4th.

The Rock Choir meet weekly all over the surrounding areas including King’s Lynn, Downham Market, Fakenham, Hunstanton, Swaffham & Wisbech 

Posted by Simon Rowe at 10:07am

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A massive thanks from Forward Day Centre

8th March 2018

Last week I heard about Forward Day Centre and their plight after a very important part of their social activities was no longer possible.  Forward empower, enable and support vulnerable adults, especially those with learning difficulties, and those they interact with so they can lead the life they choose within the community. 

Their pool table is a superb way of getting everyone on an equal level and provided the service users with hours of fun, however recently the legs fell of the table leaving them without and a little upset and bored without their favourite game.

 

Today there was a very special delivery thanks to Deidicated Care in King's Lynn who not only paid for the table but also hired a van and drove to Peterborough to collect it.

 

Posted by Simon Rowe at 12:37pm

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Schools Make Music 2018

7th March 2018

schools-make-musicLast night I was lucky enough to host the annual Schools Make Music at the Alive Corn Exchange in King's Lynn.  Hundreds of students from schools around King's Lynn & Fakenham attended and performed at the concert which is now in its 21st year.  It's organised by the Trinity Rotary in King's Lynn who help countless charities and volunteer their help all year round.  

Well done to

St Michael's Academy

Downham Preparatory School

West Lynn Primary

Greyfriars Primary

Springwood High

Fakenham Academy

 

&

 

Reffley Academy

 

Posted by Simon Rowe at 9:34am

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Scope, About Disability

1st March 2018

Scope is a charity that exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.

We provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year.

In West Norfolk, Scope is delivering something called the Local People Programme.

Funded by The People’s Health Trust, the LPP focuses on the voices of the disabled community and their carers to discuss changes they would like to see.

These changes become projects and these projects become actions.

If you live with some form of health condition or care for someone affected by disability, we would love to hear your ideas.

Scope has helped many people in our area. 

We spoke to Mia who told us:

"I had my dream of going out and showing people about access and equality, I would never have been able to do it without Scope."

Colin added:

"Scope has helped me with trying to make people aware that all disabilities aren't visible.

"Some people think you have to be in a wheelchair to be disabled, but we don't see it like that you see."

Visit their LPP Facebook pages for King's Lynn and Downham Market.

More information can be found on Scope's website. 

Posted by Charlotte at 2:06pm

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