October 1st United Nations Day of the Elder Person

Age is Just a Number:

Let’s celebrate

October the 1st will be the United Nations Day of the Elder Person

To recognise and celebrate the contribution of older people, various organisations have joined together to put on

A Free Fun Day.

North Norfolk Older People’s Forum, Age Concern North Norfolk, and the National Pensioners Convention and partners aim to make it an extra special event that will run over the course of the day.

Sheringham Community Centre between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm.

With plenty to enjoy in the shape of exercise workshops run by Excel 2000, dance instruction and demonstrations by the Fitness League, A Sing-a-long and a Local Choir  with plenty of opportunity for you to get involved and join in.

As well as all this there will be fun and games for all the family to enjoy and the obligatory raffle. Refreshments include tea, cake, sandwiches and a light lunch. (Subject to availability)

For those wanting to share concerns or learn more about local groups and services many organisations have volunteered their time to provide information stands with the opportunity of one to one support sessions. These include:

Norfolk Carers, Sheringham Patient Participation Group, Anglia Region Pensioners Association,

Age Concern North Norfolk, Excel 2000 and The Older Peoples Forum.

Everyone involved would love to see you there on the day to help promote our aim of proving age is just a number and that Norfolk leads the way in uniting different generations.

For more Information please Contact:

Angela: Age Concern North Norfolk on 01263 821188

Mary : The Older People’s Forum on 01263 761419


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The Big Society

The Big Society Fund is provided by North Norfolk District Council to help build strong communities in the district. It aims to help communities to develop new and innovative projects which will improve their social and economic wellbeing.

The Fund is available for projects that support people and activities within the North Norfolk District geographical area for example:

*       Local voluntary organisations, charities (whether registered or not) and community groups

*       Parish and Town Councils within North Norfolk

*       Larger regional or national charities or organisations if the funding is to deliver a specific project in North Norfolk

*       Community businesses, social enterprises and other not-for profit organisations

An application pack containing:

*       the guidance notes

*       application form

*       evidence checklist
can be downloaded from the North Norfolk District Council website at www.northnorfolk.org/bigsocietyfund

Alternatively, you can email: supporting.communities@north-norfolk.gov.uk<mailto:supporting.communities@north-norfolk.gov.uk> or telephone 01263 5162401263 51624801263 516248 or 516173.

The fund is open to applications throughout the year,  although in order for your application to go forward to the December 2016 Panel  applications will need to reach us by 7th November 2016.


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Closing date for the Photographic Competition 31st August

A reminder that we are closing the photographic competition on the 31st August – please ensure that you get your entries in on time.  Either deliver them to Donan, Market Street (on the Wroxham Barns side of the crossing) or to Wendy Atkins.

Entries are £1 each and the winning photos will be on display at the MacMillan Coffee Morning on the 26th September

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MacMillan Coffee Morning 26th September

Macmilan coffee morning

Join us for a coffee and a slice of cake (or two) at the Village Hall (on the Recreation Ground) from 10 am to 11:30 and help raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support

The winning photos from the village Photographic competition will also be on display and you will have a chance to pre-order your village calendar

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