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@ Sheringham Community Paper - Issue 151 - 1st July 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.

North Norfolk Railway logoSPARKLING LIVE MUSIC LINE-UP FOR RAILWAY BEER FESTIVAL

The annual North Norfolk Railway Beer Festival at the Poppy Line’s Sheringham station is almost as much appreciated for its range of live entertainment as for its range of real ales.

Live music and the backdrop of the sounds and smells of the steam age create the special atmosphere that makes the Festival one of the most popular in East Anglia.

This year’s Festival runs from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July, open (while stocks last) from 11am to 11pm on the first two days, and from 11am to 4.30pm on the Sunday. And the live music line-up promises great entertainment!

Friday evening: The Ugly Dog Skiffle Combo & The King Size Papas
Saturday afternoon from 2pm:   Mista Splinta
Saturday evening from 5.30pm onwards: The Johnny Jump Band
Sunday from  lunchtime onwards: The King Size Papas  

There’ll be over 100 real ales, ciders and perry, and entry is free. Souvenir glasses and polo shirts will be on sale. The last Bittern Line train from Sheringham to North Walsham and Norwich on the Friday and Saturday leaves at 11.46pm.

There’ll be a full service of steam and vintage diesel trains during the Festival, so drinkers can give their lifting arms a rest on a trip to Holt and back. Normal fares apply (11 adult and 10 senior citizen): the Rover tickets give unlimited travel all day, plus free admission to the fascinating William Marriott Museum at Holt station.

Grand Opening of new RSPCA Shop in Sheringham

The Norwich and Mid Norfolk Branch opened their new RSPCA Charity Shop at 37 High Street, Sheringham, NR26 8DS on Tuesday 11th June 2013.

Grand Opening of new RSPCA Shop in Sheringham June 2013There were drinks, nibbles and a chance to browse the goods available for purchase! The official opening will took place at 10am when they were joined by special guest Patricia Brooks Deputy Mayor of Sheringham. They were also joined by the wonderful Gerry (pictured) who was interviewing for a potential new owner on the day!

Please do visit the shop and mention it to your family and friends. The charity shops are paramount to the operation of the branch as they bring in the majority of the much needed funds that allows the branch to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome hundreds of local animals each year. This is no small feat as it costs the branch over 800 per day to run. In 2012 the Norwich and Mid Norfolk Branch rehomed 54 dogs and 355 cats!

Donations of goods such as books, clothes, electronics, homeware & furniture are greatly appreciated. For further information you can call the Sheringham shop on 01263 479214.

Branch Executive Sophie Howlett added “Everyone has heard of the RSPCA, but most people do not realise that each branch of the RSPCA is an independent charity. This basically means the Norwich and Mid Norfolk branch receive no financial support or government funding and that we are completely reliant on fundraising and the money brought in by the charity shops that operate in our area. All the money raised in Norfolk stays in Norfolk helping animals in the community get their second chance at a happy life!”

The area covered by the Norwich & Mid Norfolk Branch includes the animal rehoming centre based at Barrack Street in Norwich and their eight charity shops located at: Attleborough ~ Cromer ~ Fakenham ~ Magdalen St Norwich ~ Queens Rd Norwich ~ Wymondham ~ Watton ~ Sheringham.

If you would like to adopt, donate goods to the shops, volunteer, sponsor a cat /dog pen, become a member of your local branch or make a donation please visit us at www.rspcanorwich.org.uk or call 01603 766001 for further information.