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Sport Relief Community Cash: £50,000 handed out to good causes across Norwich

 Community groups across Norwich have been given a vital boost with £50,000 of Sport Relief Community Cash.

Chermond gymnastics club has been given £988 to buy new springboards. The money comes from Sport Relief community cash fund and has been distributed through the Evening News. Club members Alex Potter, left, and Darcey Reil with the old springboards. Photo: Bill Smith

Monday, May 5, 2014
10:19 AM

List of winners

25th Norwich Brownie Unit – £500

27th Norwich Rainbow Pack – £500

35th Norwich Sea Scout Group – £1,000

38th Norwich Brownies – £500

4th Norwich Brownies – £500

4th Norwich Rainbow Guides – £500

Belvedere Community Association – £800

Chermond Trust – £988

Chill4usCarers – £1,000

Charities can ease the burden on healthcare

Organisations close to their communities can often respond to needs in a more targeted way, find solutions and co-ordinate services


Mayfair Community Centre co-ordinates a package of support and care based within the community for people with long-term conditions.

The drive to open up public services to competition has proved controversial, nowhere more so than in the NHS. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, wrote to David Cameron earlier this year raising concerns that public sector monopolies could be replaced by “private-sector oligopolies”. Large private sector providers are cornering new markets in public services at the expense of charities and other smaller community-focused organisations. Bubb argued that contracts are too often focused on cost savings rather than “engagement, collaboration and social value”.

East Coast Truckers’ Children’s Convoy

East Coast Truckers’ Children’s Convoy

It was a stirring tribute from the great East Anglian public that made it an extra special day for the youngsters at the heart of East Coast Truckers’ children’s convoy.

From County Hall in Norwich to Lowestoft, spectators lined the roads, hung over bridges and got out of their cars to cheer and wave as the 82 gleaming trucks rumbled past amid a cacophony of klaxons.

The smiles on the children’s faces – one to each truck – showed what it meant to them to be the centre of attention for one day.