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From Algeria to Zimbabwe – an extraordinary route to the Norfolk Coastal Path

Norfolk woman changes career to promote walking and glamping

Ginny Wilson-North in PakistanGinny Wilson-North has followed an odd career path, even by Norfolk standards.  She started out as a hairdresser, running a successful salon, and ended up as a disaster-area rescue worker for RAPID UK, deployed to earthquakes in Iran, Pakistan and Indonesia.  She’s also part of the Red Cross’ psychosocial support team, helping British nationals who’ve been involved in crises overseas, this has taken her to Algeria, Calais and Zimbabwe.  Now her career path’s taken yet another turn: she’s setting up a walking and glamping (glamourous camping) holidays company, specialising in the Norfolk Coastal Path.  (more…)

Foodservice PR in splash for Hospice Ethiopia

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“Hospice Ethiopia is an incredibly worthy cause,” he says.  “It’s not sexy or trendy, but it’s helping people who are truly desperate.  Ethiopia has a population of 100million.  It has one hospice.  Many thousands of Ethiopians have incurable diseases.  They are dying in distress, often in pain, with nowhere to turn.  Hospice Ethiopia is their only hope.”   

Hospice Ethiopia provides free drugs, so that the dying have relief from pain.  It provides medical attention to alleviate the worst symptoms.  It gives support, so that patients can care for themselves and, in many cases, their children. 

Tim says, “What’s really, really important is that Hospice Ethiopia is training doctors, nurses and other medics about palliative care – care for the dying – so that they can help the thousands more who need it, across Ethiopia.”

Hospice Ethiopia has no government funding.  It needs £70,000 a year to survive.  “It’s not much, in the great scheme of things, but they struggle to get it,” says Tim. 

“All the money raised goes straight to Hospice Ethiopia.  Every penny makes a real difference.  Every donation makes a real difference.  Please, splash your cash!” 

You can donate at: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/timandjohndotheswimathon

 

 

 

Theo Paphitis boosts new North Norfolk walking and glamping holiday company

MarGins wins Small Business Sunday award from entrepreneur

#SBS winners badgeA North Norfolk‐based firm has received a business boost from retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis, chair of Ryman Stationery, Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue and a self-confessed ‘shopkeeper.’  Last week, Ginny Wilson-North, owner of MarGins, tweeted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of six weekly winners to gain a Gin and Brylie in a MarginTentretweet by Theo to his 500,000 Twitter followers.

The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has 1700 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.  Theo re‐tweeted Ginny’s message to his more than 500,000 followers and as a result, MarGins had a surge in interest on their website, www.walkandglamp.co.uk. They are also profiled on the #SBS website (www.theopaphitissbs.com) exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.

Ginny said, “We only set up the business in December 2016, so it’s great that we managed to attract Theo’s interest.  It’s always tough to raise profile and this is a big boost for us.”

Walking is the perfect way to experience the Norfolk Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   “Our ‘walking and glamping’ holidays are designed to appeal to both dedicated trekkers and casual tourists looking for something a bit different – maybe that’s what appealed to Theo!” says Ginny.   “Whatever their level, we try to make sure our guests have the time to relax and take in the breath-taking coastline and all it has to offer.”

Theo Paphitis, said: “We are thrilled to welcome new #SBS members every week and highlight just how important it is to support our small businesses here in the UK.  I wish MarGins every success.”

Anyone looking for a re‐tweet from Theo should tweet him about their business on Sunday between 5pm and 7.30pm and include the hashtag #SBS. Six lucky businesses are re‐tweeted every Monday at 8pm and then invited to enter their profile on the new website.

MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays is based in Colby, North Norfolk.  For more information visit www.walkandglamp.co.uk.

MarGins can be contacted direct by email, info@walkandglamp.co.uk, or phone +44 (0)7787 534809

 

When Cromer met Bollywood – and the sun shone

Our Gem of the North Norfolk Coast is always a little off beat but now it’s bang on trend. With more than 7 million views on YouTube the world is getting to see Cromer. It is the third installment from a series of comedy films starring Bollywood star, Akshi Kumar and was filmed on Cromer Pier in October 2015.

What’s more startling is that the sun shone for the filming allowing Cromer to really showing off. It’s good fun – the shots in Cromer begin about 1 min 15 secs in and dip in and out till the end. The video also has other Norfolk features including a windmill and some barns, but we’re not sure if the bouncing cars are common sights in Norfolk!

Take a look.

Callum’s band’s latest gets a bit of love…

exclusive-morganway-release-new-single-my-love-aint-gonna-save-you-01 Callum’s band, Morganway, gets a great review for their new single from CelebMix.com.
Check out the review, and the music, here.

Walk, glamp, relax on the Norfolk coast:

New glamping and walking holidays launched by MarGins

Folk on the path at HunstantonWalking is the perfect way to experience the Norfolk Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Now a new holiday firm, MarGins, has launched a selection of ‘walking and glamping’ holidays that will appeal to both dedicated trekkers and casual tourists looking for something a bit different.

There are three holiday options: a three day, 38 mile walk from Cromer to Hopton-on-Sea; a four day, 46-miler from Hunstanton to Cromer; and the full 84 miles of the Norfolk Coast Path from Hunstanton to the Suffolk border, taking six days. (more…)

Happy New Year

The decs are down and the days are getting lighter.

Roll on Spring.

Christmas 2016 wind down

The office will be closed from 5.00pm on Thursday 22nd December 2016 and will re-open at 9.00am sharp on Thursday 5th January 2017. However, The Publicity Works’ elves will be checking in every now and again, so if you need us urgently call us on 01263 761000 and leave a message.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and look forward to working with you in the New Year.no-string-baubles

Callum’s Christmas takes a downturn

The end of November is about the time we start thinking about what we’d like for Christmas. Our hopes are high and excitement is mounting. But for some the augers are not good.

The Eastern Daily Press has just published it’s annual list of those who’ve been naughty or nice. According to new research Chloe and Jack are the names most likely to be at the top of Santa’s ‘nice list’ this Christmas, as children with these names are thought to be the most well behaved. Meanwhile, boys called Adam, and girls called Laura could find themselves at the top of the naughty list, unless they improve their ways before the big day.

None of our names here in the office feature except for Callum – his is fourth in the naughty list. So it’s a lump of coal for him this Christmas!

 

 

TPW countdown to Christmas with the ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’

Photo from EDP

Photo from EDP24

Here at TPW HQ we’re always looking for different ways to countdown to the festive period and this year we’ve chosen to support our local Foodbank with their ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’.

Rather than receiving a daily treat in the run up to Christmas, you add an item to a box each day, from toiletries to kitchen cupboard staples. The full box is then taken to the nearest Foodbank in time to be distributed to those in need before Christmas.

If you wish to get involved, contact your local Foodbank for more information and details of what to donate each day.