A charity that seeks to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in North Norfolk has received a welcome boost – thanks to the baking and biking exploits of generous NHS staff.
Employees at North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) took part in a variety of fundraising activities, ranging from monthly bake-off events to a sponsored cycle ride.
Over the course of four months, they collected more than £520 through sponsorship and 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 2014 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 Dick Hutchinson visited the CCG’s offices in Aylsham on Monday (January 12) to receive a cheque for £528.16.
Chris Watson, North Norfolk Radio’s Programme Manager, 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, five employees from the CCG, including chief officer Mark Taylor, took part in last summer’s Tour de Broads cycle ride and other team-members donned their finest festive jumpers at Christmas to raise funds for the kids trust.
The CCG’s Corporate Affairs and Engagement Officer Chrissy Jackson – whose cake-making skills saw her triumph in several of 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 N