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‘No Cold Shoulder’ in Norfolk! - Spark Events various dates

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‘No Cold Shoulder’ in Norfolk!

A series of ‘Spark’ community events are being held across Norfolk as part of ‘Operation No Cold Shoulder’, a two-year project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Adults of all ages are invited to come along to a Spark event near them – there’ll be free tea and cake, and the opportunity to meet others, perhaps neighbours who have never met before, and find out what events and activities are happening locally.

Organised by Community Action Norfolk, working together with Age UK Norfolk, Creative Arts East, Future Projects and West Norfolk Befriending, the aim is to reduce people’s feelings of loneliness or isolation by helping them build sustainable local connections in their home communities, which in turn improves their long-term wellbeing and enables them to live independently.

All the Spark events run from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm and feature creative workshops, befriending schemes and mentoring support, along with information about how local Good Neighbour Schemes can help with everyday tasks that some people are unable to cope with by themselves -  such as transport to medical appointments or the weekly shopping, or even just walking the dog or changing a light bulb.

Jackie Cushing, Locality Manager at CAN, explains:

‘The events are free and we’d encourage people to come along to a Spark event near where they live to find out what support might be available for them in their community.’

Spark events are being held at:

  • Hunstanton Community Centre - Monday 10th June
  • Belvedere Community Centre, Norwich - Thursday 13th June - PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT RUNS FROM 1PM - 3.30PM                                        
  • Downham Market Town Hall - Friday 14th June
  • Attleborough Town Hall - Tuesday 18th June
  • Briston Pavilion Community Centre - Thursday 20th June
  • Stalham Town Hall - Friday 21st June
  • Dereham Meeting Point (Withburga Lane) - Thursday 27th June                       

For more information please contact Jackie Cushing on 01362 698216 or by emailing [email protected].