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A little bit of funding news:

Following a public vote in Jan and Feb 2019 we received £2,000 through the Tesco Bags for Life scheme. This money funded a staff post in Downham Market. This funding has now come to an end but helped us to increase our volunteers and the clients we can support in the Downham Market area.

We are very grateful to have received a donation of £700 from the Vancouver Round Table. This donation will allow us to organise a social event for our clients to help ease their isolation and loneliness. These events provide our clients with the opportunity to socialise with their befrienders in a different environment and also meet other clients and volunteers.

Our fantastic supporter Andrew raised over £1050 for West Norfolk Befriending following his half marathon in Cambridge in March. Here he is with his medal after running the race in a brilliant 2 hours, 9 minutes and 46 seconds! His fundraising will allow us to upgrade our computer equipment. Thankyou very much to Andrew and everyone who sponsored him.

If you’d like to fundraise for us or to give a donation to help us to support socially isolated older people in West Norfolk please take a look at our justgiving profile.

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We’re delighted to announce that one of our supporters, Andrew, is now training for the Cambridge half marathon and has decided to run for West Norfolk Befriending.

Andrew will be running in memory of his grandmother, Kate. In Andrew’s words, “She lived a long and happy life surrounded by a family who loved her. The work West Norfolk Befriending do means a lot to me, my Nan was extremely lucky to have such a big family. Many aren’t as blessed.”

Thank you Andrew for sharing your story, and for choosing to support us. It means a lot to us and will make a real difference to the lives of isolated older people in West Norfolk. Over the coming weeks we will be sharing updates on Andrew’s progress as he trains for the half marathon.

Have a look at his fundraising page here.

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We are delighted to be part of West Norfolk Wins, a fantastic initiative for supporting your chosen local charity while being in with a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize!

Tickets cost £1 per week, and 50% of proceeds bought from our link go straight to West Norfolk Befriending, which we put straight back into keeping our service going for more clients.

Find out more and buy tickets here. Thank you so much for your support!

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