A charity that seeks to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in North Norfolk has received a welcome boost – thanks to the baking and yoga exploits of generous NHS staff.
Employees at North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) took part in two fundraising activities: monthly bake-off events and staff yoga sessions.
Over the course of four months, they collected more than £170 through staff donations – and this week they presented the money to the North Norfolk Radio Kids Trust.
Staff at the CCG chose the trust as their nominated charity for 2017 after hearing about its valuable work with schools, youth groups and local families. Every penny it receives or raises is spent in North Norfolk, with the aim of helping under privileged or disabled children.
North Norfolk Radio’s breakfast show presenter Rob Chandler visited the CCG’s offices in Aylsham on Tuesday (20 June) to receive a cheque for £159.14.
Rob Chandler, North Norfolk Radio’s breakfast presenter, said: “The North Norfolk Radio Kids Trust always take great pride in letting successful grant applicants know that it’s through the generosity and support of local people and organisations that we’ve been able to help them.
“We’re therefore absolutely delighted with the money raised by the team at the North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group – it really will make a difference to a child living in our area.”
As well as their successful monthly bake-off events, employee Fiona Craig has been hosting staff yoga sessions after work to raise funds for the kids trust.
The CCG’s Engagement Manager Rebecca Champion – whose cake-making skills saw her crowned the ultimate ‘Baking Queen’ in the bake-offs – said: “We were all aware of the fantastic work carried out locally by the North Norfolk Radio Kids’ Trust so we’ve been very happy to support it.
“We all enjoyed the fundraising. It was a great team effort – everyone got involved in some way. We hope our efforts will enable the kids’ trust to help more disadvantaged children in North Norfolk.”
For more information on the North Norfolk Radio Kids Trust Charity, and details of how you can support its work or apply for a grant, visit its website: www.northnorfolkradio.com/charity