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We are seeking a new Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees to help oversee and guide everything that West Norfolk Befriending does.

The Treasurer plays a major role in terms of organisational decision-making and developments.

Whilst experience of managing budgets and analysing financial data is not essential it would be helpful in the role of Treasurer.

Please download the role description for full details and instructions of how to apply.

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Our local MP for North West Norfolk, James Wild, asked to visit us and find out more about what we do.

James said: “West Norfolk Befrienders is one of the brilliant local charities making a positive difference to our community. It was encouraging to hear how they have adapted to continue to support people during Covid-19 and by providing a listening ear helping give people a link to the outside world.” There’s more information about James’ visit on his website.

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We are very grateful to have received generous donations of Personal Protective Equipment from local people and organisations.

We have received a generous donation of volunteer made fabric masks from Downham Market Town Council and door openers made by Michael Ford, a Marine Engineer from Downham Market.

We are very grateful to have been donated 20 face visors. These have also been made by Michael Ford and were distributed to us by King’s Lynn Lions. At the moment we have no plans to resume face to face befriending visits but are very grateful for the donation of PPE to use when we can.

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We’re delighted to be part of Operation No Cold Shoulder offering support to ease isolation in partnership with Age UK Norfolk, Community Action Norfolk, Creative Arts East and Future Projects. Funding from this project allows us to offer Befriending in North Lynn and Dersingham. More information about Operation No Cold Shoulder is available on the Community Action Norfolk website.

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West Norfolk Befriending is delighted to have received £8,885 funding from the Norfolk Community Foundation’s Covid-19 Local Resilience Fund. This allows the charity to support more people in West Norfolk through short-term telephone befriending during the Coronavirus pandemic.

West Norfolk Befriending is a small local charity who works with socially isolated older people in the West of Norfolk covering the Borough Council area from Hunstanton to King’s Lynn down to Downham Market and surrounding villages. We match trained volunteers with socially isolated older people with the aim of reducing isolation and improving their overall health.

‘We have been working since 2002 with a focus on increasing face to face contact to ease social isolation for older people in West Norfolk. With the Coronavirus outbreak we have had to rapidly change the way that we work. Our existing clients and volunteers have adapted to telephone befriending and this funding from the Norfolk Community Foundation allows us to expand our telephone befriending offer to clients that have already been referred to us and are on our waiting list.’

Norfolk Community Foundation has established the Covid-19 Community Response Fund to support local charities working hard on the ground to keep vulnerable people safe and well.

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