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Dear Editor,
Readers may recall that the Kelling Hospital Day Unit suddenly closed in March after many years of excellent therapeutic and rehabilitation services to Patients who suffered from Strokes, Multiple scleroses and Parkinson’s decease, among others – In fact, Patients whose abilities and confidence had, due to their disabilities, taken a server battering. The services offered, even though it was for just one day each week, were very much appreciated by Patients, their families and Carers.  My purpose in writing is twofold. Firstly on behalf of the N/N District Council (I was their representative on health issues at the time, my replacement is Cllr. John Sweeney) I would like to thank all the Staff for the delicate and sympathetic way they dealt with the most demanding and difficult situations. I would also like to add my personal thanks for the very pleasant and friendly atmosphere, which was created by the Staff and which was enjoyed by everyone who visited. This atmosphere alone was a real tonic to the patients who without this facility are destined to live a rather lonely and isolated life – not everyone understands, do they?  My second purpose: Health Service provisions are surposed to improve – not to deteriorate or disappear, so what can we, the more physically able, do to resurrect or provide a similar service? I feel The N/N Primary Care Trust could have been more helpful, by making the saving of the service a higher priority than the saving of the cost, consultation was practically non-existent and alternative possibilities were not, in my view, thoroughly investigated.  Bearing in mind the Day Unit room is only used for other purposes two days each week, which means that it is still available without undue cost. Admittedly considerable cost was tied-up in transport – could transport be arranged voluntarily? Also patients paying for their meals might have helped and could volunteers do more in other ways? Readers, please make your views and ideas known, you can write to John Sweeney c/o NNDC Cromer, NR27 9PZ.  For my part I will bring this matter to the attention of our MP, Norman Lamb, hoping he will express our concern at Government level, he may also be able to activate some funding and persuade our NNPCT to be more open and considerate when considering Health Service provision.  Yours faithfully, Cllr. Ron Stone.
Weybourne Community Fund are holding their Annual Fun Day on August Bank Holiday Sunday. This is our major fundraising event of the year - last year we raised over 3,000 which went to local causes such as the Youth Club, Church, Village Hall etc. This year we are helping the Playing Fields
Association to purchase a new storage shed. Every year we hold events such as a bonfire party and Easter egg hunt, and every Christmas Santa comes on his sleigh to the pub car park and gives all the children in the village a present.

We would like to publicise the Fun Day in your paper, and also call for helpers to man stalls, as well as ask for donations to the tombola and cake stalls. There is a collection box for tombola in the village store, or I can be contacted on 01263 588001 and will collect donations. This is also the number to ring for helper volunteers.  Hope you can help us in some way - Karen White-Robinson, Secretary

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Enjoy a drive round our scenic Norfolk country lanes and villages, following the route on the sheet, and answering questions on things you find en-route in this approx. 40 mile circular drive. There is a prize of a 15 shopping voucher for the person with the most correct answers, (in the event of a tie, a draw will take place).

Closing date for entries is 14th. September,
so you`ve plenty of time.

It`s an ideal activity for local and visitors and all ages. Quiz Drive Sheets, 1, are available from Sheringham Library.
Proceeds for St. Andrew`s Methodist Church, Sheringham.
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