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Big freeze helps King’s Lynn charity

Bridge for Heroes describes Williams freezer as ‘a godsend’ 

The Bridge for Heroes is a King’s Lynn based charity providing help to serving HM Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families.  The charity offers a wide range of free support, through its single point of access, one stop drop-in facility in South Clough Lane, King’s Lynn.

Recently the charity began running healthy living and cooking workshops, providing food and drink on a daily basis, relying on kitchen equipment donated by volunteers. Then the freezer broke down, which caused a major issue as there was nowhere to store frozen food and it was a struggle to provide a good range of meals with just a fridge.  At this point local refrigeration manufacturer Williams came to the rescue by donating a commercial freezer, which Bridge for Heroes has described as ‘a godsend!’ (more…)

The Wolterton Extravagant: Trump signs up

“Fabulous” Norfolk charity fundraiser looks to bow-wow its guests

On September 16 2017 one of Norfolk’s great country houses, Wolterton Hall, will open its doors for the Wolterton Extravagant – a charity fundraiser in aid of Hospice Ethiopia.  Alongside a champagne reception, a three-course feast and lots of live entertainment, there’s the chance to win some exclusive prizes.  And Wolterton’s very own Trump is looking to bow-wow guests in a special prize draw.

Trump is a rather beautiful pug.  He had a traumatic start to life but was rescued, as was his sister Coco, by the Hall’s new owners, Peter Sheppard and Keith Day.  Now, as befits the top dog at a magnificent country house, he lives a rather more urbane lifestyle, rubbing shoulders with the great and the good and not above taking a nap on an antique sofa, surrounded by portraits of the Walpoles, who built the Hall back in the 18th century.

Fittingly, Trump cuts a magnificent figure.  Guests at the Extravagant will be invited to guess just how magnificent – with the chance to win an exclusive weekend break on the Wolterton Estate for whomever gets closest to his real weight.

The prize weekend promises to be special.  Peter and Keith are restoring the Hall and its grounds to their former glory.  As part of the project, they are converting a selection of the outlying buildings into luxury holiday cottages – the winners will be amongst the first to visit and will be able to enjoy the rambles through one of Humphrey Repton’s finest landscape designs.

“Trump is an absolute cutie, a real gentleman – certain other Trumps would be much more popular if they took their cue from him,” says Sue Mumford, chair of Hospice Ethiopia UK. “The Extravagant is going to be fabulous – it’s all about having fun while we raise funds for this truly amazing cause.   We’re hoping the ‘Guess the Trump’ game will tickle everyone’s funny bone – and encourage them to put their hand in their pocket, of course!”

The Wolterton Extravagant takes place on September 16 2017, 7.30pm till midnight, and tickets cost £50, which includes champagne and food. There will also be a cash bar, dancing and an auction of promises including holidays, artwork and jewellery. For more information and to buy tickets visit www.hospiceethiopia.org.uk or contact Clare Glenn, 01263 734853 or info@hospiceethiopia.org.uk


More information:

Tim Morgan, The Publicity Works – tim@publicityworks.biz / 01263 761000

Sue Mumford, Hospice Ethiopia UK – info@hospiceethiopia.org.uk / 01263 768699

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.

Eight Great British courses, seven great chefs, one great cause

Top chefs cook together to create one-off dining experience in aid of Meningitis Now

from-left-ben-murphy-joe-allen-and-andy-mcfaddenSeven top chefs from some of Britain’s great restaurants are cooking together to create an exceptional dinner to raise awareness and money for the charity Meningitis Now.  They include Bret Graham of The Ledbury, Russell Bateman of Collette’s at the Grove, Mark Jarvis from Anglo, Tim Spedding of P Franco, Ben Murphy from The Woodford, and Andy McFadden of Pied à Terre.  They are all involved in a Great British Menu-style event to be held at Westminster Kingsway College on November 11th(more…)

Top bloke and great chef Alan Bird talks Skyballs

You may remember him from such restaurants as The Ivy, the Soho House group and most recently, his very own Bird of Smithfield, but renowned chef Alan Bird is also an ambassador for the male cancer awareness campaign. (more…)

Colby Church: not normal, even for Norfolk

Colby Church Open Day Saturday 19th July 2014, 10am – 5pm Traditional afternoon teas and stalls, Homemade cakes, jams & marmalades

Open day allows visitors to enjoy church’s unusual features, as well as traditional English teas and local walks

In a county blessed with beautiful village churches, Colby stands out.  In 1749 it was in such a bad state of repair that the north and east walls were pulled down.  So Colby St Giles is a mix of 13th century flint and 18th century brick.  As a result, and thanks also to a slightly lopsided aspect, it’s a true celebration of that great Norfolk axiom: do different.

Ada Hooker is one of the organisers of the Colby Church Open Day on July 19 #2

“And it’s all the better for it!” says Ada Hooker who, at 93, has been a church stalwart for over 70 years.  She is is one of the organisers of the Open Day on Saturday 19th July, when visitors will be able to come and enjoy the unusual features of a church that is usually locked up.  The delightful surrounds will be turned into a traditional English Tea ‘room’ and there will be stalls including homemade cakes and jams.

“It will be a lovely day out, for young and old,” says Ada.  “The church has some interesting architectural features and the village has some seriously good cooks!”

There will also be free walking guides with maps of local routes, mostly off-road, lasting from 10 minutes to around one hour.  For anyone wanting to have their cake then walk it off, the Open Day is the ideal event.

The reason for the frivolity is partly to celebrate the church, and partly to raise funds.  “Back in 1749 they sold two of the three big bells to pay for the repairs,” says Ada.  “We don’t have that option, but we have to do some major repair works and need to raise £20,000 – so please come along if you can!”

The church will be open from 10am until 5pm and entry is free.  There is parking on site.  Colby Church can be found just off Long Road, Colby, about one and a half miles east of the A140, four miles north of Aylsham, NR11 7DY

For more information call Rachel Crampton on 01263 731093.





The Tim Man Swimmeth…

 Tim counts the swearbox cashThe day of the Sport Relief swimathon is here, and as part of his final preparations Tim tallies the contents of The Publicity Works charity swear box.

The final figure came to a truly foul-mouthed £77.88 which will be added to the main total as seen on his fundraising page. Donations are still open for anybody moved by the sight of his amazing goggle/specs combo.

CESA Supports Charity Catering Equipment Initiative

Trade association supports industry initiative, led by Hobart and Meiko, by encouraging its members to join the campaign to donate surplus catering equipment to UK charities.

CESA calls on suppliers to support catering equipment charity initiativeCESA, the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association, has added its support to the initiative that is encouraging manufacturers, suppliers and distributors to give redundant and quality second-hand catering equipment to cash-strapped charities. The two companies behind the initiative, Hobart and Meiko, have already donated £5,000 to establish the project.  They are now calling on other CESA members to follow their example by registering to become part of the network that can make equipment available. The support does not need to be financial. (more…)

The Great Williams Bake-Off

Staff at Williams Refrigeration raise money for Lynn charity Reach for a Star

zClaire Moore second left co-founder of the Lynn charity Reach for a StarStaff at King’s Lynn-based Williams Refrigeration cooked up a storm with their very own Bake-Off on 10th December 2012, raising more than £200 for the newly-registered King’s Lynn charity, Reach for a Star.

Reach for a Star is committed to helping children and their families fight life-threatening conditions with dignity, comfort and support. The charity is close to the hearts of the Williams Refrigeration team, as co-founder Claire Moore works for the company. Claire and husband Stuart co-founded Reach for a Star after their daughter Olivia, six, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour, called a pilocytic astrocytoma. (more…)