Along with others from the men’s team at West Norfolk Rugby Club, Morgan Smith is covering 800,000 metres (800km) throughout November, with each metre representing a man who takes his own life each year globally. The challenge ends this Thursday 30th November with a final full 26-mile marathon being run, with Morgan and the other runners crossing the finish line at West Norfolk Rugby Club, where they will be cheered home by the Club and local community. Morgan caught up with Si, or should we Si caught up with Morgan to talk about his amazing challenge.
With previous headliners including Diana Ross and Lionel Richie – The Cambridge Club is back with its strongest weekend lineup ever. A host of internationally-renowned icons will step out onto the main stage next June, including Chaka Khan, Earth Wind & Fire Experience by Al McKay, Gabrielle, Incognito, Melanie C, Sister Sledge, Soul II Soul, The Family Stone and more for a fun-filled weekend of dance, disco and discovery. The Festivals Director is William Young…
After a six-year absence, the King’s Lynn Film Festival returns between Thursday 23rd November and Sunday 26th. This time it’s a little bit bigger, building on previous events in 2015 and 2017. As always, the festival’s purpose is to increase the choice of cinematic offerings available in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk and to provide exciting, fun and informative film experiences. The programme, which can be found here, features several different strands covering a variety of genres and styles of filmmaking. Ian Barton, Chairman of the Festival spoke to Si….
Homestart Norfolk helps children get the best possible start in life, Home-Start Norfolk supports parents, across the county, to grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children, learn to cope with the challenges they face and widen their links with the local community. In doing so, parents are empowered to function effectively and independently in their day-to-day lives, building better lives for their children. They recently won the King’s Award for their work, Liz from Homestart spoke to Si…
Leah is biking 23 miles between Dersingham and Downham to help raise much-needed funds for Ryston Rachel’s Hedgehog Hotel. Leah helps to foster hedgehogs and has seen first-hand the hard work that Rachel and all her team put into helping the hogs! The Hedgehog Hotel is self-funded and dependent on fundraising and donations.
Fee Fi Fo Fum, a Giant has been spotted in Hunstanton! The Princess Theatre invites you to join us this Christmas for our 2023 Pantomime – Jack and the Beanstalk. Come and watch this exciting adventure unravel, as Jack embarks on a journey through land and sky. Accompanied by fun audience participation, spectacular costumes, and lots of laughs, this Panto can’t be missed! Tom Rolfe is the producer…
There was a big win for King’s Lynn Town FC this week, and we mean MASSIVE! Greg from the Lynn News was there….
Cllr Ben Jones is doing the Christmas Day Swim in Hunstanton wearing nothing but a Mankini to help raise money for the King’s Lynn night shelter which is struggling this year. Ben is a councillor for North Lynn and has volunteered at the night shelter since it started so this is a cause close to his heart. You can support him here.
No pictures were supplied in the outfit, thankfully (-;.
Martin Dawson is an aspiring stand-up comedian. He just wanted a peaceful weekend in the Lake District. So why on earth did he invite his parents to join him?
Len has a tablet for every part of his body. Joan can find fault in almost anything. Especially Martin.
Weekend Breaks is being performed at West Acre Theatre till Saturday 18th November ’23. John Giest is the Director…
People in the King’s Lynn area who care for someone with poor mental health are invited to drop into a new support group offering help, advice and a listening ear. Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) have joined forces with Norfolk and Waveney Mind to set up the group, which meets for the first time on Carers’ Rights Day on Thursday 23 November.
It is open to anyone who lives with or helps someone with poor mental health, regardless of whether they are currently receiving support from NSFT’s services. They will be able to speak to staff from NSFT and Mind about any care-related issues, including care plans, concerns and how to get help outside of working hours. People who come along will also be signposted to additional sources of support, should they need it.
The group will run every six weeks starting at 6pm so that people who work can attend. Its launch is being announced on Carers’ Information Day (9 October), which aims to raise awareness of the support available to carers.
Nikki Young is from West Norfolk Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team
The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It takes 20-30 minutes and can tell you whether you’re at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and stroke. If you are aged 40-74 and have not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions you can have a free NHS Health check every five years to assess whether you are at Low, Medium or High risk – and what to do.
You are eligible for a free NHS Health Check if you are registered with a Norfolk GP, you live in Norfolk, you are not being treated by your GP for an existing diagnosed vascular condition, you are aged between 40 and 74, or you have not had an NHS Health Check in the last five years.
Visit https://norfolkhealthchecks.reedwellbeing.com or call Reed Wellbeing on 0808 175 0413 – Kirsty Wiseman is a Health and Wellbeing Coach Manager and spoke to Si about them.
Reffley Community Hall is host to a Charity Christmas Market on 26th November, Pia from Pia Plum Designs has been working hard to make it a big success and has even managed to convince Santa to pop along too….
The West Norfolk Sub Aqua Club was founded in the early 1970’s and has over 35 members. It is run under B.S.A.C. rules by a committee. Importantly the branch is run as a members club, where every member has the chance to join in and contribute to it’s success. They train at St James Swimming Pool and have ventured far far further than that! Dave Clack has been a member for nearly two decades and told Si all about it.
When you hear the name, The Three Degrees, you immediately think of their most famous song, “When Will I See You Again”. It was a major hit record throughout the world, topping the chart in the U.S.A., The U.K., Japan and most European countries, earning the trio every conceivable accolade at the time. This November the girls are coming to King’s Lynn and you can see them at the Alive Corn Exchange on Tuesday 14th November. Valeire Holiday gets the first degree from Gary Ball (Soul n Funk Sunday 6-9pm) in our Podcast.
Kittens are taking over at a West Norfolk animal rescue site.
The RSPCA’s local branch has been overrun with them at its Eau Brink site after taking in pregnant mums who have given birth and newborns found in people’s gardens. In all, the branch has 33 cats in their care but a staggering 23 are just kittens – and staff are desperate to find new homes for the little ones once they are ready to leave. Carl Saunders is the General Manager at the centre…
It’s not been the best start to the season at the Walks, both the men and ladies team would have hoped for more points on the board. However the season is young and Alec Marshall from Tilney is now at the helm for the ladies, his first official match in charge is this Sunday in the FA Cup. (Kick Off 2pm)
If you’d like to be part of the squad or learn more, training sessions are every Thursday. Contact the club on social media for more info.
Meet Teresa Bayford from King’s Lynn who might just be the biggest Take That fan in West Norfolk
Sound Mirrors is a sound-based artwork that invites you to reflect on your own identity and the identity of place. On Thursday 12 October a large sound sculpture and projection will appear in Greyfriars Tower Gardens in King’s Lynn. The artworks have been co-created by young people from King’s Lynn with sound artist Oliver Payne and visual artist Francesca Cant. The sculpture uses sound mirrors – polished sheets of steel – to amplify the sound, creating a vibration in the metal that you can see and touch for yourself. The projection on the tower is inspired by the architecture of King’s Lynn and is a colourful backdrop for the sculpture where it will reflect and distort the artwork, creating a unique photo opportunity for everyone who visits. Oliver Payne has been commissioned to deliver this project…
If you’d like to have your own sound added to the mix, What’s App it to 07743 563951
The PURRR-fect family Pantomime this Christmas in King’s Lynn. From the streets of London to a spectacular voyage over the seven seas to Morocco! Join Dick Whittington, his acrobatic cat and a cast of crazy characters on the adventure of a lifetime! It starts at Alive Corn Exchange on Friday 8th December through to New Year’s Eve. Idle Jack and Sarah the Cook talked with Si about the show.
This Monday will see the launch a Car Park Buggy service to assist patients and visitors with mobility issues running from the main car park.
The service will initially run from 9am to 12pm with the six-seater, electric buggy being driven by fully trained volunteers. The buggy will take a circular route from the QEH main car park, up to the Emerson Unit, through to the main entrance and back down to the main car park.
Joanne Rowe (Simon’s wife) is Voluntary Services Manager and explained more.
The Eau Brink Re-homing Centre is run by West Norfolk RSPCA an independent Branch of the RSPCA, on the outskirts of King’s Lynn in Norfolk. The Branch, also known as RSPCA Norfolk West, has been running for 30+ years and is incredibly successful, re-homing on average 20 dogs a month, 12 cats and a number of rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals. Their aim is to make every animal’s stay as stress-free as possible and merely a stepping stone to a new forever home. The centre itself celebrates 10 years in Eau Brink tomorrow with a special day to showcase what they do. There will be fun for all the family and more from 10am. Carl Saunders from the centre spoke to Si.
Tiger Sky, a local band from West Norfolk are hoping to raise £26.000 for Marie Curie UK over the next 12 months or so. They have just released their debut single ‘Walking on Raindrops’ and now plan to release a single which will feature Snettisham School Choir to raise as much money as they can. On top of the single, they will be performing at the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton and giving all the profit to Marie Curie UK.
Ellie and the team at Images Hair and Beauty in King’s Lynn are hoping to raise lots of money for children battling Leukaemia when they embark on a 24-hour walkathon on 20th October. Also on the day, there will be a Stem-Cell Swap Stall, which could help save someone’s life in the future, find out more.