All Our Yesterdays: Sweet charity in Downham Market, Fakenham, Gaywood, Hunstanton, King’s Lynn, Middleton, Sandringham and Snettisham
In our weekly All Our Yesterdays feature, we look back at charity efforts taking place in 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2012...
OCTOBER 2008: Sixth form students and staff at Park High School in Gaywood made a monstrous effort to support the Lynn News Special Care Baby Appeal when dressing up in Halloween costumes to generate donations. This event and dozens more school fundraisers boosted the appeal by more than £4,500.
OCTOBER 2009: These Hunstanton Coastguards were preparing for a challenging 30-mile sponsored walk along West Norfolk’s sea defences to raise money for East Anglia Air Ambulance. The walk was to start at The Point in Lynn, taking a break halfway on Hunstanton Green and then continuing to the finish at Brancaster Harbour. Along the route they were to use walking lances to check that the ground in marshland areas was safe.
OCTOBER 2012: The Little Discoverers group, which supports pre-school children in the borough living with cerebral palsy and other conditions and their carers, received a cheque for £6,000 from the owners and residents at Snettisham Caravan Park.
OCTOBER 2012: Members of Fakenham’s Gateway Club enjoy a ride on the Wash Monster during an outing to Hunstanton organised by the newly formed St Edmund’s Society. It was the group’s first event and more than 30 members of the Gateway Club went on the trip.
OCTOBER 2012: Volunteers at the Cancer Research UK shop in Lynn got into costume for a fun day, raising £405. The team, led by manager Alison Richards, thanked Déjà vu of Hunstanton for the loan of costumes and a number of town shops that donated raffle prizes.
OCTOBER 2002: Hats off to the lads! Sandringham firefighters, from left, Ian Riseborough, Mark Collins, Andy Painter, Mark Osborne and Paul Edwards strip for action for a cheeky calendar. It was all fun for a good cause, hoping to raise £6,500 to buy a thermal image camera.
OCTOBER 2002: Patients past and present supported a coffee morning at the Macmillan Cancer Care Unit at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and raised almost £800. A team of hospital volunteers served coffee and cakes and organised a raffle.
OCTOBER 2002: A ten-mile sponsored walk by Ryan Murray and his sister Bethany, of Middleton, raised more than £426. They shared the proceeds between the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital, the kidney dialysis unit at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital and their own Middleton Primary School. They are pictured presenting £142 to head teacher Graham Steel.
OCTOBER 2006: Didn’t they do well? Downham Young Farmers Club mark their fundraising efforts with the presentation of a bumper-size cheque. In the front, from left, are Chris Donaldson (Air Ambulance), branch chairman William Chapman, and Tina German and Sarah Tegerdine from the Broad Oaks residential care home. In total more than £4,000 went to five charities.
OCTOBER 2012: Brian Foster, Gerry Tann and Joyce Wells from Lynn and District branch of the Royal British Legion put out an appeal for more volunteers to help with the Poppy Appeal.
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