Norfolk and Waveney Mind, the region’s leading mental health charity, has a series of fundraising events lined up through the spring and summer:
Marriotts Way sponsored walk – April 5th
Walk through 25 miles of Norfolk countryside along this well-loved footpath that follows the route of two former railway lines.
Meeting at Aylsham’s Bure Valley Railway Station at 7.30am for an 8pm departure, the walk on April 5th will include four stops – at Cawston, Reepham, Whitwell & Reepham station, and Lenwade – before finishing in Norwich near the inner ring road. You’ll receive breakfast and a support van will provide food and drink at the stops.
Along the way you’ll see a variety of birds, animals and plants, and pass through wildlife-rich habitats such as Whitwell Common and the Wensum river valley. It’s also a great opportunity to socialise, either by signing up to do the walk with friends or by chatting with new people you meet on the way. And of course by raising sponsorship you will be helping support Norfolk and Waveney Mind deliver vital mental health services.
Participants are advised to wear sensible shoes as the path may be muddy in places. All participants will receive a Norfolk and Waveney Mind T-shirt to wear during the walk and a certificate for completing it. For more details, please contact email@example.com
Golf Day – May 16th
Tee off for mental health this summer by signing up for Norfolk and Waveney Mind’s golf day!
Sponsored by Aquaterra Energy, the event at Barnham Broom on May 16th includes eighteen holes of golf, a three-course dinner, prize-giving, raffle and a charity auction.
The day’s play will start at 11am sharp, and each team will have four players. They will compete for a range of prizes: Beat the Pro on the 7th hole, Longest Drive on the 13th, and Nearest the Pin on the 15th. The best two scores will be taken from each fourball to count towards final standings. Drinks, extra mulligans and raffle tickets will be available from carts during the round.
Following a 4.30pm dinner, prizes will be given in the above categories and to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, and the raffle will be drawn. There will also be a charity auction with exciting prizes. The presentations will wrap up around 7pm and the bar will remain open until 9pm.
Taking part costs £350 per person, and for another £100 your organisation can sponsor a hole, with your banners and marketing material on the tee box. For more details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Stody Classic Car Day – May 19th
The ever-popular classic motoring day at Stody Lodge Gardens returns this spring, when hundreds of vintage cars, coaches, tractors and motorbikes will be on display in the large car park at the north Norfolk beauty spot. Norfolk and Waveney Mind will be running the tea, coffee and cake stall, with all proceeds going to support the charity’s mental health services.
Entry is free if you’d like to see the classic vehicles in the car park, and entry to the estate’s 14 acres of gardens is £9 (children under 12 get in free). Drivers who bring a vintage vehicle also get free entry to the gardens. Stody Lodge Gardens (postcode NR24 2ER) is 16 miles northwest of Norwich and 3 miles south of Holt off the B1354. For more details of the event, please contact email@example.com
Tandem Skydive – July 5th
There’s no better way to see the Norfolk coastline than from the air in the height of the summer – and taking a tandem skydive means that anyone can safely enjoy a bird’s eye view of our beautiful part of the world. So why not head to Beccles airfield on July 5th to do a sponsored parachute jump for Norfolk and Waveney Mind?
This is an amazing opportunity to create unforgettable memories while helping raise vital funds to ensure no one in our region has to face poor mental health alone. Anyone over 18 can take part. We advise that you dress in comfortable clothes and wear trainers.
For more details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To book your place visit Annual Tandem Skydive 2024! – JustGiving. And to find out more about UK Parachuting and how to get there, see: UK Parachuting.
Three Peaks Challenge – August 4th-6th
Taking on Britain’s best-known mountain-climbing challenge is a great way to see our country’s most spectacular scenery while fundraising for Norfolk and Waveney Mind.
Climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales – involves trekking around 26 miles and climbing almost 3,000m. That’s equivalent to ten times up the Eiffel Tower! Doing so within 24 hours is a gruelling but popular challenge, and if you’re keen to take it on, the mental health charity will be with you every step of the way.
Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a first-timer, N&WM will be there to support you, doing all they can to make sure your Three Peaks experience is one you’ll never forget.
They offer all trekkers a fantastic support package, including:
- A Fundraising Officer on hand to answer your questions and guide you through your training and fundraising
- Regular e-newsletters about Norfolk and Waveney Mind and the difference your fundraising makes
- A Norfolk and Waveney Mind t-shirt and fundraising materials
Then when the big weekend comes, your trip will be led by fully qualified, experienced mountain leaders and includes accommodation and transport for the whole challenge (starting and finishing at Chester train station).
The charity asks that all participants fundraise a minimum of £865, of which 80 per cent must be raised 10 weeks before the event, or are able to pay for the challenge yourself via the self-funded option.
For further information about the Three Peaks Challenge, visit the Charity Challenge website:
National Three Peaks Challenge: Trek challenge to UK (charitychallenge.com). If you have any queries, please contact email@example.com