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April 2018

Royal baby number three

24th April 2018

Charlottes Christening, and some radio presenter who muscled in.

Royal Selfie

 

Congratulations to Wills n Kate on the birth of the thirds baby, he will be fifth in line for the throne but as it stands, as far as the public are concerned has no name. On the show this morning we discussed the names probably won't be called...

I suggested Trevor, Gary or Dave for sure....

 

Your suggestions

Winston

Phil

Wayne

Barry

Dwayne

Tyler

Steve

Nigel

Or even Prince Fred

 

 

However my Fav answer from Adam

My mate Trigger says if it's a girl, they’re going to call it Sigourney after some actress.  If it's a boy, they’re going to call it Rodney after Dave!!!

 

 

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A West Norfolk Marathon

23rd April 2018

Congratulations to all of those listeners to my show who ran the London Marathon at the weekend.  It was great to hear from so many who did the 26.2 miles for great causes.  I'd like to mention Becky from KLTFC Ladies and also Danny Manning  who, despite openly admitting he'd not exercised since November , finished in just over six hours and felt great for it.   Danny used to be the voice of the Olympic Carpets Advert many years ago "Behind the Post office, West Winch" . 

 

A little closer to home will be a certain 10k run around King's Lynn on Sunday 6th May when the Grand East Anglia Run returns once more, if you've not signed up yet then register here.

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The Stars were shining!

19th April 2018

Congratulations to the King's Lynn Stars who put on and impressive performance at the Norfolk Arena last night.  Their season finally began after some terrible weather scuppered their opening meet on more than one occasion.  Last night however the sun shone on the Stars as they welcomed Belle Vue from Manchester.

A lot has happened over the closed season behind the scenes so it was great to see the Stars take such a convincing win to begin their year.  Despite it being extremely close for the first nine heats or so the Stars took the edge from there on to clinch a 53-37 victory, and well deserved it was.

I was privileged enough to be able to enjoy some of the racing from the centre of the track which was amazing, the smell of the fuel, the sound of the engines and the atmosphere was electric.

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Eagles Gymnastics

4th April 2018

Eagles Gymnastics are off to Loughborough soon for four days training, at least that's the plan

Listen to their story below.

 Eagles

 

Can you help?

 

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A final Easter Thank You

3rd April 2018

The video below sums up how amazing our Easter Egg Appeal was and we can't thank you enough for all your help! 

 

The following benefited from your generosity!

 

Q.E Hospital

Scotty's Little Soldiers

Social Services

Break Charities 

NHS Thurlow House

Purfleet Trust

KL Food Bank

Wisbech Food Bank

Children's Centres including Vancouver, Hunstanton, Downham, Swaffham, Wisbech and Methwold

Bridge for Hero’s

Speeda

Ferry Project

Dedicated Care

Meadowgate Special Needs School

Matthew Project

Mancroft Advice

West Norfolk Young Careers

Pandora Project

Lavender Hill Mob

Broadland Housing

Little Discoverers

Baby Basics

Providence St 

And many more.....

 

 

 

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West Norfolk Mind

1st April 2018

West Norfolk Mind is an independent local charity promoting positive mental health and social inclusion within the community.West Norfolk Mind

We provide a variety of resources for people with a mental health issue, their families and friends in our area. 

We want to support people to build a meaningful life for themselves and inspire hope for recovery, with or without the continuing presence of mental health problems. 

Speak to West Norfolk Mind if you:

  • Feel lonely or isolated
  • Feel down, anxious, or depressed
  • Lack confidence or basic life skills
  • Have early onset dementia
  • Have a personal budget to support your mental illness
  • Care for someone with a mental health challenge

You can also get involved if you:

  • Have spare time on your hands
  • Have skills to offer
  • Have clothes or small furniture you no longer need
  • Want to volunteer to help with activities
  • Want to be part of fundraising event or race team
  • Can help with marketing and promotion 
  • Want to know more about mental health
  • Would like to try new activities with support
  • Want better wellbeing
  • Are looking for ways to protect your employees' mental health.

Give us a call on 01553 776966 if any of those points relate to you and we would be happy to have a chat and help. 

We currently have a Wish List that we would love your assistance with. Can you help...

  • Find or donate auction and raffle prizes
  • New cooking equipment and utensils
  • Provide compost and bedding plants for planters
  • Sponsor a part time staff salary - for new projects such as a Crisis Cafe
  • Provide or donate towards a storage shed or small summer house
  • Donate untreated wood for carpentry projects at our allotment
  • Sponsor the cost of contract phones
  • Run for West Norfolk Mind's 10k GEAR team 2018
  • Chairs for Office and Day Centre
  • Outdoor heaters for allotment shed to use in winter.

What users of the service have to say about the charity:

"I like coming to West Norfolk Mind because I have made good friends, the staff and volunteers are friendly and they help me resolve my problems. You get do many activities and the chance to learn something new. Activities take your mind off your problems and being amongst others helps. You can be confident it’s confidential so you can talk about your problems or not. I find I can relax amongst others in the group and nobody judges you – it’s like belonging to an extended family. West Norfolk Mind gives me friendship, advice and opportunities to learn new things."

"Our son suffered from severe depression for many years, he was not leaving the house very often, in bed a lot, and unemployed. We asked West Norfolk Mind for help. They arranged a support worker to visit him, take him out for a few hours for a coffee and chat, activities like pitch and putt etc. A few months later the support worker encouraged him to start voluntary work at a local charity shop, this gave him more confidence and helped his self esteem. He is now working in paid employment. We were impressed with the work WNM do for the local community so I applied to become a volunteer. I work full time so help out fund raising mostly. I have met a lot of the staff and volunteers, they are all very friendly and enthusiastic and I feel part of a good team. West Norfolk Mind keeps all the volunteers well informed of forthcoming events and activities. In 2013 I entered the WNM team for the Lynn 10K GEAR run and have run every year since. They are very supportive, good at motivating the volunteers and always thankful for any help we offer, never any pressure to participate in anything, purely voluntary. I recommend WNM as a worthwhile local charity if anyone is considering volunteering."

You can also get in contact with West Norfolk Mind via their website here.

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