Fundraisers behind a new charity organisation are holding a talent competition to buy life-saving equipment for the community.

Heacham mum Claire Sanders and her daughter Rosie have teamed-up with Samantha Pratt and her daughter Charlotte who moved to the village in January, to form West Norfolk Healing Hearts.

Ms Sanders said they hope to raise £5,000 to buy four defibrillators for the village and will be staging a money-spinning Heacham’s Got Talent event.

The talent competition is open to anyone in West Norfolk and acts need to get in touch by Tuesday in time for the first live audition on September 24.

Another live audition has been planned for October 8 with the event final on October 22. Auditions will  be held at Heacham Public Hall from 6.30pm.

There will be a £5 charge for acts which make it through to the final and this will go to the British Heart Foundation. Singers, dancers, groups, magicians and all manner of acts are welcome to get in touch.

Ms Sanders, a hairstylist at the village’s Hepburn Hair in High Street, said: “I think we have five acts already wanting to try out and we only have 24 places.”

There is a website where people can find out more about the charity www.westnorfolkhealinghearts.co.uk and posts on the Facebook give more details about the talent competition and how to enter or contact the charity at: info@westnorfolkhealinghearts.co.uk

Ms Sanders and Rosie are no strangers to fundraising. They both braved the shave a few months ago to raise funds for four-year-old Gaywood youngster Jac Coffey.

Their head shaves were part of a fundraising event at the salon to help Jac’s family enjoy time together after the family were told the youngster’s cancer was terminal.

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