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@ Sheringham Community Paper - Issue 125 - 6 May 2011

Jump for Johnny

Hi my name is Jackie Ling and I am doing a bungee jump on the 6th of August on Cookies Field, Sheringham for the local cancer unit in Norwich.

I am naming it "Jump for Johnny" as a dear and close friend of mine has terminal cancer and I want to do something special for him,also I have just found out there are 3 Or 4 other people I know in Sheringham that has had bad news recently concerning cancer.

I am very passionate about this cause because I have lost some very wonderful family and friends to this horrible disease through the years and I would like to give the people I love and know some help if I can by raising donations for this worthy cause.

Everybody must have people they have lost or still know suffering with cancer or are in remission who would like to help but never have the time, so that is why I would like anybody to sponser my cause however big or small please.

If you wish to donate to my bungee jump in August you can either contact me on 07780518901 or drop your donation, name, address and phone number into the Tyneside Club in Sheringham. Thankyou for taking the time to read my cause.
kind regards Jackie Ling, Sheringham

Big C LogoWalk to remember those lost to cancer

Big C local cancer charity is holding an event called Walk of Thoughts, taking place on Saturday 21st May at Fritton Lake.

The walk has been designed for participants to remember loved ones that have been lost or are currently living with cancer, as they stroll around the beautiful banks of Fritton Lake whilst raising funds for Big C. The money raised will go to fund cancer screening equipment, research and care nurses in local hospitals as well as providing help and advice to cancer patients and their families.

The Honourable Hugh Crossley has donated the use of Fritton Lake which forms part of the famous Somerleyton Estate on the Norfolk Suffolk boarder. The Walk of Thoughts will take participants though the grounds and around the shores of the lake, passing through secluded woodland which is not normally open to the public. At the end of the walk there is a Dedication Tree, which people fill with messages to those loved ones they are there to remember.

It’s a stunning six mile marshalled walk starting at The Visitor’s Centre at Fritton House Hotel from 10am to 4pm. The last walkers will set off on the route at 1pm. Well behaved dogs are permitted but must be kept on a lead at all times and cleaned up after.

Colleen a Big C volunteer will be taking part in this year’s event to remember her husband Steve who she lost to cancer. Colleen says ‘the walk is simply stunning and really makes you feel closer to those not with us anymore. I really do hope people take this opportunity to support this poignant event’.

There is a small entry fee of 5 (less if you’re under 16 or in a group or family) and Big C asks you to invite friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to sponsor you. If you raise just 55 you could pay for someone dealing with cancer to have two sessions of counselling at the Big C Centre.

To take part in The Walk of Thoughts, entry forms and further information can be found on www.big-c.co.uk/walkofthoughts or call Jessica Bygrave on 01603 619900 or email jessica.bygrave@big-c.co.uk

More about Big C

When cancer threatens someone you love: Big C’s scientists, nurses and the hospitals they equip will give them a fighting chance at life and hope for a future.

Finding out you have cancer is devastating; working out the practicalities of how you and your family get through it is just the first challenge.  That’s where Big C comes in.

Big C helps local people and families through their cancer diagnosis, treatment, life, and sometimes death.

With funds raised Big C is:

  • Dramatically increasing survival rates by investing in critical and ground-breaking cancer research here in Norfolk & Waveney.
  • Providing life-saving & diagnostic equipment, cancer nurses and treatments in Norfolk & Waveney’s hospitals to increase your chances of survival and give you excellent care, close to home, where you need it most.
  • Giving practical support to help people & families at their most vulnerable to bear what may feel like the unbearable - right here at home in Norfolk & Waveney, where you need it.

For further information on Big C, visit the website at www.big-c.co.uk or call Nick Lane on 01603 729862 or 07919 895699.