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@ Sheringham Community Paper - Issue 149 - 1st May 2013

SHERINGHAM & DISTRICT BRANCH OF THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

We need your help to raise funds for our branch, all you need to do is sign up using the link below and every time you shop online with a participating store, they will make a donation to us at no cost to yourself.  Please help us.

Helping Hands Needed for Air Ambulance

Are you an individual who wants to make a significant contribution to a local charity? If so, you can become a volunteer for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, a charity that attends medical emergencies across Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. This life-saving service requires 6million annually to keep its unmatched critical care unit, made up of HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) trained doctors and paramedics, and experienced pilots, flying in the skies of our region. The East Anglian Air Ambulance Norfolk fundraising office at Norwich Airport is in need of enthusiastic members of the public, who would be willing to donate their valuable time with fundraising across the county.

Helping Hands Needed for East Anglia Air AmbulanceIf you are attuned to public speaking, the East Anglian Air Ambulance requires volunteer representatives to conduct talks for a broad spectrum of audience members. Prospective volunteers can attend cheque presentations that acknowledge the brilliant work put in by our thousands of supporters. If you are an experienced money-handler or stall holder, the East Anglian Air Ambulance are inundated with requests to attend fetes, festivals and shows throughout the busy summer season, that they would gladly appreciate help with. If you are unable to commit to appointments on a long term basis but can help for a couple of hours here and there, the charity would appreciate support with our many non-obtrusive bucket donation collections that occur in supermarkets and on streets.

Jamie Edghill is a retired carpenter and retained fire fighter from Cromer. He has been one of our most dependable volunteers since 2006, who fulfils a variety of roles for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Jamie says “Working as a fire fighter made me realise just how important the air ambulance is, especially when we attended road traffic collisions in which injured people were trapped in their cars. I wanted to help the East Anglian Air Ambulance when I retired and I’ve got more and more involved.”

Jamie goes on to say that “In a typical week I might be selling merchandise at an event one day; representing the charity at a couple of fundraising functions locally the next and collecting collection boxes the day after. I enjoy the variety of work and being the face of the charity in my area. I’ve also made many new friends. The amount of time I spend varies depending on the time of year – summer is the busiest – but each year I challenge myself to collect a little more so that I can play my part in keeping the air ambulance flying.”
The East Anglian Air Ambulance appreciates everyone who wants to help fundraise for their cause. Whatever skills and abilities you may possess, you can make a difference to your local air ambulance. As our tagline states, “We need you today, you may need us tomorrow.”

For more information on volunteering, please call Olly Larkin on 01603 489406 or email: oliver.larkin@eaaa.org.uk

Poppy Line LogoDADS’ ARMY LIVE!

Weybourne Station, Saturday/Sunday May 25/26

The famous “Royal Train” episode of the evergreen Dads’ Army was filmed at Weybourne station on what was then the fledgling North Norfolk Railway in 1973. Forty years on, with the Poppy Line now one of Britain’s top steam railways and the station beautifully restored, the episode will be commemorated in “Dads’ Army Live!”.

The event will run on the Saturday and Sunday of the late May Bank Holiday. The station will be under the control of the Walmington-on-Sea platoon, with volunteers playing the parts of Captain Mainwaring and his colleagues. Corporal Jones’s butcher’s van will be on hand to add to the authentic atmosphere. And on the Sunday afternoon, our intrepid volunteers will re-enact the soaking the platoon got at the end of the episode, when the royal train sped through the water troughs and left them all drenched.

For advance bookings and information visit www.nnrailway.co.uk or call 01263 820 800.