Learn about some local charities and how they help in our communities that were featured during the 1st BOX-JAM virtual Jamboree..
Thinking of others is a something that all Scouts do as part of “Living their Promise”…
This page will gives the opportunity to learn a little bit about some charities that are based in Norfolk.
EAST ANGLIAN AIR AMBULANCE
East Anglian Air Ambulance exists to save lives by delivering highly skilled doctors and critical care paramedics by air or car to seriously ill or injured people in the region.
More info can be found on the website: www.eaaa.org.uk
HEART 2 HEART
A charity committed to providing affordable defibrillators for schools and clubs and communities across Norfolk.
More info can be found on the FaceBook page: Heart 2 Heart
The Heart 2 Heart charity was set up by the parent of Violet, an Explorer in East Norfolk and has provided over 200 defibrillators for use in the community.
NORFOLK HOSPICE – TAPPING HOUSE
The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House provides outstanding care for adults in the local community living with life-shortening illness and to their carers, families and friends.
All palliative and End of Life Care is delivered free of charge, with the majority of the £2.5million per year running costs coming from donations.
More info can be found on the website: www.norfolkhospice.org.uk
Merv, a Scouter from the 12th Kings Lynn Scout Group recently passed away and was cared for by the Tapping House.
Nelson’s Journey is a child bereavement charity, working in Norfolk to support children and young people up the age of 18 after the death of a significant person in their lives.
The charity worked with Norfolk Scouts to set-up 1st Smiles Scout Group, which is open to all children referred to Nelson’s Journey.
More info can be found on the website: www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk
Holly, a Scout at 1st Caister Scout Group, recently raised money for Nelson’s Journey by camping 100 nights in her garden.
ST. MARTINS HOUSING TRUST
Rough sleepers need a roof over their head and a warm bed.
St Martins provides that and also a reason to get out of it in the morning. To some they are a lifelong solution and to others, a stepping stone to rebuilding their lives. St Martins is a local charity and we have supported homeless people in Norwich and Norfolk for over 40 years.
More info can be found on the website: www.stmartinshousing.org.uk
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