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May 2018

We are the champions

23rd May 2018

Mid Norfolk Youth League


Congrats to everyone involved with another great season in the Mid Norfolk Youth League

Mid Norfolk Youth League

I was once again host for the presentation of the league trophys and medals at this event attended by hundreds of players and their families.


Mid Norfolk Youth League


Well done to all the league winners which included the following teams.


Mid Norfolk Youth League


Dersingham Yellows






The Woottons


Also an amazing well done to the Terrington Under 8's who collected the Sporting Award.   This was achieved by scoring the highest rating for sportsmanship from all of their opponents after each game.  



Posted by Simon Rowe at 6:54am


Hats off to Dobbies & Mountain Warehouse

22nd May 2018

Hats off


This week KL.FM discovered that West Newton Ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital was in need.   The ward for the elderly is a lovely ward, it has plenty of space, is bright and light and also has an amazing green space outside for patients and relatives.   However until today it seemed it may not have had as much use as it might of, that’s is intill Dobbies & Mountain Warehouse stepped in with the offer of sun hats for everybody on the ward.  

After a little mention on my show all was sorted...

This amazing piece of generousity from both shops means those that wish to can enjoy a little bit of sunshine without going red or getting burnt during their stay at the QE.

Thanks again, this will make a huge difference.






Posted by Simon Rowe at 1:37pm


Dedicated Mars workers

18th May 2018

Mars Foods - Dedicated Care


These wonderful guys n girls gave up their own time yesterday to help create an amaxing garden for residents at a property owned by Dedicated Care in King’s Lynn.  They provide supported living and supported housing for adults with disabilities.

Was great to see the team from Mars Foods.


As for the 70s outfit, I’m just excited about KLFM’s Simply 70s night at the Corn Exchange.

Posted by Simon Rowe at 3:24pm


Festival Too

14th May 2018

Festival Too


This year will be my 20th Festival Too, It’s one of my fav things about living in King’s Lynn.  We are so lucky to have a super event on our doorstep each and every year and best of all it’s completely free.  Over the years hundreds of household names have performed in front of thousands of locals and their fans who also travel to see their idols.   Festival Too is a perfect night out for all, a group of lads, a family and if you like it laid back there’s the new Sunday event as well, that is always a really chilled way to spend the afternoon.


When I revealed Pixie Lott as the first big name on my KLFM Breakfast Show on Friday listeners to the show also shared the memories of acts they’d seen in the past, its only when you sit back and look at who has been to the Festival in the last 33 years you realise just how big Festival Too really is. The list gave me an idea of just how much work goes in to it each year and also how much money must be needed to make it happen.  Since it all began 1985 the Tuesday Market Place has been home to Heather Small, The Feeling,  The Stranglers, Hot Chocolate, Suzi Quatro, Edwin Starr, Deacon Blue, Bucks Fizz, Scouting for Girls, Sophie Ellis Bexter, Leo Sayer, Busted, Human League, Atmoic Kitten, The Wanted, Space and so so many more.


There will of course be more names to reveal for this year but I think already it’s gonna be another amazing year for the event which is still one of the largest FREE festivals in Europe.


My favourite Festival Too would have to be the weekend of my 40th Birthday, my wife, some of my mates and load of others took the bus into town to see the absolutely amazing Scouting for Girls who I’ve always really loved,  I’d seen them at Thetford Forrest so was well pleased when they came to Lynn.  Aside from not having to work that night as Simon from KLFM it was great to enjoy the evening properly like most people get to do, it was also a great Festival Too for me as the night before whilst hosting the event the 15,000 strong crowd sang me Happy Birthday!  That felt amazing, a night, a Festival Too I’ll never ever forget.


Don’t forget this year’s Festival begins on Friday 30th June with entertainment on Kings Staith Square in King’s Lynn which as ever will end with another amazing Firework Display before the fun moves to the Tuesday Market Place on the 6th July.

Keep listening to my show in the mornings to hear who else will be singing at this years must not miss event.


Posted by Simon Rowe at 9:23am


West Norfolk Carers 40k

4th May 2018

This morning Emma from West Norfolk Carers came to KL.FM to share some very exciting news.  Yesterday the charity won £40,500 of National Lottery Funding from the Peoples Project. 

WNC 40k

Find out what it means to them and what West Norfolk Careers do below.

Posted by Simon Rowe at 10:20am


Grand East Anglia Run 2018

3rd May 2018

This Sunday over 2000 people will take to the streets of King's raise thousands of pounds for charity and to run 10k in the Grand East Anglia Run,  I'll be on the start/finish line and can't wait to meet them.

The atmosphere at this event is amazing whatever the weather every single year, this year it's set to be a scorcher so please make sure you take on plenty of fluid and follow any rules/safety advice.

Here's just some of the great causes and people giving up their Sunday to take part.





Posted by Simon Rowe at 10:06am


Norfolk Accident and Rescue Service (NARS)

1st May 2018

We're a charity made up of Doctors and Critical Care Paramedics who give up our time to go out and support the ambulance crews at the most seriously ill and critically injured patients throughout Norfolk.

There's 15 of us that work in the team and all our members have additional specialist training and work free of charge.

For example one week we were called out to 5 cardiac arrests and two serious road traffic collisions, all in West Norfolk.

NARS paramedics on scene in Norfolk


Pre hospital care takes place at the scene of an accident and in transit to the hospital. The aim is to save lives and enhance the level of treatment given prior to admission to A&E.

We carry specialist equipment designed to cope with the most challenging medical emergencies. We are also trained and equipped to perform emergency surgical procedures at the scene of an accident. 

We can be called at any time of the day or night for an immediate dispatch to incidents such as, Road Traffic Collision, falls from height and cardiac arrests. All of our cars have the necessary equipment and blue lights, so we can attend no matter where we may be in the county. 

Our charity doesn't get any government funding at all and we rely heavily on people to fund for us. 

NARS is a vital resource within our county to help save lives.

Visit their website here for more information and donate to their page.

Posted by Charlotte at 6:15am



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