Event for charities


A SPECIAL event to bring together a host of local charities will be held at King’s Lynn Town Hall on May 3.

West Norfolk Mayor David Whitby will be hosting the Charities Assemble event from 10am to 2pm.

He said: “Throughout my year in office I have had the opportunity to visit many charities and see the great work they do.

“The people who work or volunteer for these charities are so dedicated to their causes and really do make a difference to people’s lives. They are true unsung, capeless heroes.”

Mr Whitby added: “It occurred to me that not everyone is as fortunate as me, in being invited to visit these charities to find out what they do. As a result, many people are not aware of the range of charities that exist in and around West Norfolk.

“This event is an opportunity for charities to really showcase the work they do, and to show people how they can provide help and support. It is also an opportunity for charities to appeal to people who may be thinking of volunteering or fundraising.”

Mr Whitby will be inviting charities he has met during the last two years to attend, but has urged any other charities that would like to attend to book a space.

To book a space contact the Civics Office on 01553 762124 or email civics.officer@west-norfolk.gov.uk

The event is free to attend and each charity attending will be provided with a table to display information about their work. Places are limited due to space at the town hall so early booking is advised.

Charities should arrive at 9am to set up and to take advantage of networking opportunities.

Any money raised from the sale of refreshments on the day will go to the Mayor’s charity The Lavender Hill Mob.