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Local Charities Receive Boost from Lord Baker Community Fund

26.11.2015

Lord Russell Baker of Little Moulton and the Lord Baker Community Fund managed by the Norfolk Community Foundation, is pleased to announce that East Anglia Children’s Hospice (EACH), Star Throwers Cancer Care and Support, Chapel Road School for Severely Disabled Children and the Norfolk Community Foundation will each receive £2,735.20 totalling £10,940.80 as a pre-Christmas boost for the amazing services that these charities provide to local Norfolk Communities.

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Anna Douglas, the Development and Marketing Manager at the Norfolk Community Foundation said, “Norfolk Community Foundation has enjoyed working with Lord Baker this year as he has built his fund through his fundraising campaigns. The Fund sees a number of local charities benefit from a significant donation from a series of events with a difference including the ‘Darts Masters’ and the ‘Grand Norfolk Charity auction’. We would like to thank Lord Baker for his contribution, and look forward to working with him in 2016 when he plans to launch a community fund as part of his charitable giving to support local community projects.”

The Lord Baker Community Fund will continue to grow in 2016 with some amazing events being planned. The Norwich Charity Darts Masters at Norwich City Football Club on Saturday 25th June has already been organised. The Darts Legends in attendance will be Eric Bristow, Keith Deller (2015 Champion), Bobby George and our very own Steve Beaton from North Walsham. This stands to be another amazing evening and hopefully raising significant funds and awareness for the supported charities. Tickets are on sale now at £22 and can be purchased on-line at:
https://ncdm-2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Lord Baker said, “I am delighted to be able to support these amazing charities and provide a good level of funding that will enable these charities to continue delivering the outstanding services they provide to young children, and people of all ages suffering from Cancer. I am also, as Patron of NARS, delighted to announce that the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service will be supported within the Lord Baker Community Fund in 2016. NARS provide a critical care fast response service in Norfolk with voluntary critical care paramedics and doctors, and quite simply save lives”.

Lord Baker added, “Chapel Road School for severely disabled children are moving to a new school in 2007; named the Chapel Green School, and when I was invited along to visit the school and meet the children in May this year, it occurred to me that the different levels of abilities, both physical and mental, need play areas to suite, So I aim to raise enough funding over the next couple of years to build the outside play and recreation area’s to suit the differing ability needs”.

Karin Heap who is the Head Teacher at Chapel Road School said, “We are hoping to move into our new School in Old Buckenham by spring 2017. Although funding for the building has been secured, this does not include specialist outdoor learning resources needed outside the classrooms. We need to raise additional funding to set up exciting and innovative outdoor learning spaces across the school grounds. Our plans include special equipment for children with multi-sensory impairment such as sensory play equipment and equipment such as swings and roundabouts with wheelchair access. Lord Baker is hoping to raise enough funding over the next year or two through the events he organises to build the outside play area’s”.

For further information about the Lord Baker events for 2016 please visit the Lord Baker of Little Moulton web site – http://norfolklord.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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