Published on 22 September 2023

News round-up – August

August is often a quieter time of year for our fundraising and events teams – but we’re still thrilled to have a few a few highlights to share with you.

Finalists in the CYP Now Awards!

First up, we’re over the moon that we’ve been shortlisted for two awards for this year’s Children and Young People Now Awards.

Receiving external recognition of the work that we do is important to us because it’s an opportunity to shout loud and proud about the incredible work that our team do. It gives us a chance to share details of our work to a wider audience, and its also a time to celebrate and realise how impactful our services are for young children in the local areas.

So a HUGE congratulations to our Breaking Barriers service, which is nominated for The Family Intervention Award. And a whopping celebration for our Stronger Together Sensory Resource Library which is shortlisted for the Family Support Award.

We’ve got all of our fingers crossed for both teams, and we’ll find out how we get on at the glittering awards night which takes place in November.

Rescheduled Festival of Wellbeing is a huge hit

Last month we were disappointed to have to reschedule our Festival of Wellbeing because of the rainy weather. But thankfully, our rearranged date of 20 August proved to be a huge hit.

Visitors had the opportunity to learn more about our services while also benefiting from a wide range of activities and workshops.

During the day, we had plenty of activities planned including live music, arts and crafts and family fun. The festival saw a variety of live music from local artists, RONAN and Emily & Zak, as well painting workshops delivered by Gorleston’s no.36 The Art Workshop.

There were also a wide range of workshops including graffiti, circus skills and Punch and Judy shows to keep the kids entertained.

This event wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible work of our Wellbeing Ambassadors who designed the event. We’re incredibly proud of what they achieved, and we hope that every single visitor enjoyed it as much as we did.

Could you support us in 2024?

We never take for granted the tireless efforts of our team and our amazing volunteers. But we also know that we could never deliver half of what we do without your ongoing support and efforts.

We’re always calling out for new volunteers to join our team. You don’t have to offer a regular amount of time – even just a few hours will be enough, whether it’s marshalling an event or helping to hand out some of our leaflets to raise awareness of our services.

But equally, if you’ve got a great idea for a fundraiser, and you think you’d like to get involved in the planning stages, we’ll absolutely welcome you onboard! We can give support through our events team and turn your idea into reality.

We are always interested in hearing your ideas for future initiatives that will further our mission of making our communities safer, healthier, and more resilient. If you’ve got a great fundraising idea, then why not let us know? We’re always open to new ideas!

So why not let us know if you want to get involved in the next few months? We’re extremely ambitious and we want to kick off the New Year with a bang and make it bigger and better than ever.

We hope that you’ll join us on our journey and we can’t wait to hear about what you have planned.

Once again, thank you for all of your support this month.