All Our Yesterdays: January good causes in Castle Acre, Hunstanton, King’s Lynn and Methwold
January 2000: Toasting in the new year outside their eye-catching millennium window display are some of the hard-working team at the BREAK charity shop in Westgate, Hunstanton. From left are Maggie Weaver, Heather Brown, Heather Rees and the manageress Gloria Stone.
January 2001: Customers at Focus Do It All in Hardwick Road, Lynn, dug deep to donate a total of £708 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance in just four days. Peter Tripp, Lynn charity representative for the air ambulance, is joined by the store’s assistant manager Colin Fisher to celebrate the success of the bucket collection.
January 2000: A special helping hand was given by Marks and Spencer to the King’s Lynn and Wisbech Samaritans branch, with £250 cash from the company’s Helping Hands Award scheme – money that would be used for a publicity campaign to attract new volunteers. Store manager Peter Mayhew joins branch director Marion Peacock (centre) for a celebration cup of tea along with sales advisor Ann Hornby who had successfully nominated the branch for the award.
January 2004: After Lynn’s Hospital Radio put out an appeal for a carpet cleaner, the Hughes TV and audio shop in the town centre came to the rescue with a new £200 Dyson vacuum cleaner. Stephen Holt (left) of Hughes presents the cleaner to the radio station’s chairman John Greyson; at the back are presenters Alex Ritchie and Rob Shepperson, with the secretary Anna Foyster.
January 2007: What a colour collage: members of the Castle Quilters at Castle Acre hand over the 108 quilts they had made for tsunami orphans in Thailand to Dennis Tallon (right) and Dave Cunnington from Swaffham Lions. They were to be sent to the Phuket Sunshine Village, a child care centre home to about 100 orphans.
January 2014: This was the team at Hunstanton’s Sue Ryder Care shop in Hunstanton, launching an appeal for more volunteers. From left are store manager Jilly Kirk, volunteers John Marrow, Ford Bailey, Wendy Hare, Jean Chamberlain, David Brannan and Olive Tate, plus assistant manager Jo Martinez.
January 2014: Teachers and staff at Whitefriars Primary School in Lynn decided to raise money for a primary school in Uganda by taking part in a skydive. Pictured here, in a much shorter descent are, clockwise from left, headteacher Lee Stevens, Fay Leggett, deputy head Matt Tuckwood, David Ward and Larisa Sergejeva.
January 2014: Money raised during Comic Relief Day by the charities committee of Methwold Iceni Academy was put to good use, with more than £500 being donated to the West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled. Yard manager Natalie Dade, receives the cheque from committee members (from left) Abbie Woodbine, Danica Soanes and Annie Bruce, and academy principal Gee Cook.
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