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17th June 2017 Norfolk Superhero
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Our 2017 Charity is The Superhero Foundation!

This year, we have decided to create the Superhero Foundation. This allows us to support more, smaller charities under one unifying theme. For the 2017 challenge we have decided to target the area of MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING in NORFOLK.

For more information please see our Superhero Foundation page.

2016 Charity - East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance are a 365 day-a-year lifesaving service working across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Since the charity’s launch in 2000, the dedicated, highly skilled medical crews on the specially equipped helicopters have helped to save the lives of hundreds of people unfortunate enough to be involved in accidents or medical emergencies in this region.

For more information please visit here

2015 Charity - RNLI Lifeboats

Wells-next-the-Sea RNLI Lifeboat Station houses an all-weather lifeboat and an inshore lifeboat to save lives and assist with emergencies around Wells and off the North Norfolk coast. Manned by volunteer crews, the boats are ready to launch within minutes, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. This website will tell you more about the station and give you a taste of what we do and the traditions of the lifeboat service.

After nearly 25 years and over 140 rescues, Wells' Mersey-class lifeboat Doris M Mann of Ampthill is nearing the end of her service life. The RNLI will be replacing her with a new state-of-the-art Shannon class lifeboat in 2016 to provide a faster, safer and more effective life-saving service off the Norfolk coast for many years to come. Our volunteer crew and supporters are delighted with the decision and that much of the cost has already been raised through generous legacies and donations.

For more information please visit here

2014 Charity - Nelson's Journey

Our charity for 2014 was Nelson’s Journey. In total we raised £65,000 for the charity. This charity is dedicated to supporting bereaved children and young people throughout Norfolk. It is based in Norwich, and was founded in 1997, since when they have helped hundreds of children between the age of 0 to 17, who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life, for example, a parent or sibling.

One of the excellent ways that Nelson’s Journey builds up a relationship and helps to rebuild children’s lives is by running a series of weekend workshops at Hilltop Outdoor Centre on the coast at Sheringham.

For more information please visit here

2013 Charity - THE NORFOLK HOSPICE - TAPPING HOUSE

At the Norfolk Hospice – Tapping House we support patients and their families living in NW Norfolk facing illnesses such as cancer, neurological and other life limiting conditions. The recent Care Quality Commission report tells us that patients, carers, volunteers and staff feel we are doing this very well. However, we are working in an environment of change with the new West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group now formed and very active and at the same time we are moving towards the realisation of a full service, something greatly needed but not achieved in West Norfolk before.

We care for the person, encompassing the physical, emotional, practical and spiritual needs of the patient, their families and carers. For more information please visit www.norfolkhospice.org.uk

2012 Charity - THE BIG C

When cancer threatens someone you love: Big C’s scientists, nurses and the hospitals we equip will give them a fighting chance at life and hope for the future. Finding out you have cancer is devastating; working out the practicalities of how you and your family get through it is just the first challenge.That’s where Big C comes in. We help local people and families through their cancer diagnosis, treatment, life, and sometimes death.

With your support we are dramatically increasing your loved one’s survival rates by investing in critical and ground-breaking cancer research, here in Norfolk & Waveney. Providing life-saving & diagnostic equipment, nurses and treatments in Norfolk & Waveney’s hospitals to increase your chances of survival and give you excellent care, close to home, where you need it most. Giving practical support to help people & families at their most vulnerable to bear what may feel like the unbearable - right here at home in Norfolk & Waveney, where you need it.

Will you join us? Call us on 01603 619900 or visit www.big-c.co.uk for more information. We’d love to hear from you.

CARING FOR COURAGE

Caring for Courage, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Afghanistan appeal. Mark Lappping, our founder, served with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. For more information please visit www.caringforcourage.com

2011 Charity - WELLS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

In 2011 the event raised over £20,000 for the Wells Community Hospital's Mermaid Appeal as well as a further £23,000 raised by competitors for their own chosen charities. For more information please visit www.wellshospital.org.uk