Lisa on top Deck for West Norfolk Carers’ appeal

Deck Your Desk winner Lisa Addis receives her hamper prize.

Deck Your Desk winner Lisa Addis receives her hamper prize.

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Twelfth Night may have come and gone, but festive magic was still alive for Lisa Addis after she was crowned the Deck Your Desk winner.

The personal assistant decked her work desk at home in the fun Christmas fundraising campaign, organised by West Norfolk Carers (WNC) and the Lynn News as part of our Somewhere For Me appeal.

The contest encouraged people to decorate their workstations as wildly as possible for Christmas, before taking a photo of themselves in front of it and then posting it on social media.

After some tough competition, Lisa was picked as the overall winner.

And for her efforts, she received a Christmas hamper of goodies donated by Asda supermarket.

She said support for young carers, who look after a family member with a disability, illness, mental health condition or drug or alcohol problem, was a cause close to her heart.

“I understand the importance of the much-needed break WNC provides to its young carers,” she said.

“The support provided for young carers makes a huge impact on how they cope with their caring role.”

The Somewhere For Me appeal was launched in September with the aim of raising £10,000 to help WNC continue and expand its existing services for young carers.

The charity currently helps around 100 young carers, aged from just seven-years-old to 18, but the service is oversubscribed and there are even more young carers waiting for support.

The appeal will help fund additional hours for a young carers support worker, and provide an extra support group with activities and trips to give more young carers ‘somewhere for me’.

It will also help the charity provide more one-to-one support for those who need it.

Anyone wanting to support the appeal can visit www.westnorfolkcarers.org.uk and click ‘donate’ on the home page, or fill in and follow the instructions on the coupon opposite.

Anyone wanting to hold a fundraising event in aid of the appeal can also contact Lynn News reporter Amy Collett on 01553 817322 for free publicity before and after the event.