Monthly Archives: August 2012

East Coast Truckers visit Great Yarmouth

The East Coast Truckers Children’s Convoy rolling along Marine Parade in Great Yarmouth. 

The East Coast Truckers Children's Convoy rolling along Marine Parade in Great Yarmouth.
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Sam Russell Monday, August 27, 2012
12:43 PM

Huge crowds lined Marine Parade as Great Yarmouth welcomed the East Coast Truckers’ convoy this evening.

The East Coast Truckers Children’s Convoy as it rolled along Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth.The East Coast Truckers Children’s Convoy as it rolled along Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth.

The annual Children’s Convoy arrived at the resort at around 6pm, on its return leg from Pleasurewood Hills to Norwich.

A cacophony of horns signalled the arrival of the 84 lorry cabs, which had ferried children with special needs on an exciting day out to the theme park.

And spectators said the truckers should be praised for their good work.

Richard Wass, a security guard from Yarmouth, turned out to the event with his grandchildren Jasmine, six and Jack, nine.
The East Coast Truckers convoy is greeted by huge crowds at Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth.The East Coast Truckers convoy is greeted by huge crowds at Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth.

Carers away day will provide advice and support

Information and advice day for carers
Author: Glenn Thwaites

The Carers support team at Cambridgeshire County Council have organised an away day which will provide advice and information for those supporting others.

 

In previous years an Annual Carers Conference has been held, but following feedback the title and format has been altered this year. The event will still give carers an opportunity to air their views and meet professionals who provide them with services and support but in a less structured, more relaxed and fun atmosphere..

When a call can make all the difference to coping with dementia

Statistics show that one in three of us will be affected by dementia at some point in our lives. Many families of those with dementia often find it hard to know where to turn.

Here, Janet Roberts, of the Wales Dementia Helpline, outlines the role the team can play in providing support to those affected by the condition

COMING to terms with a dementia diagnosis can be difficult for the person newly diagnosed, but it also affects the whole family.

While families want to support the person with dementia, they can also be fearful for the future and sometimes doubt their own ability to cope.

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