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Cycling from John O'Groats to Land's End for Star Throwers


On Sunday 15th April 2012 four cyclists from Wymondham Post Office Limited will be setting off from John O'Groats to cycle all the way to Land's End to raise money and awareness for Wymondham based cancer charity Star Throwers.

Paul Wightman, Dean Whitnall, David Crisp and Trevor Manser will be pedalling all the way with Andy Howard driving the support van.

The team, all keen cyclists, have been training hard since January and hope by April they will be able to average 90 miles for 11 consecutive days to complete the gruelling challenge.

They decided it would be a good way to raise money for charity and have chosen Star Throwers, a local cancer support charity based in Wymondham. Star Throwers offers care and advice to all those suffering with cancer in a relaxed friendly atmosphere, and offer a range of complementary therapies to produce a sense of well being. All money raised for Star Throwers is directed to benefit those who need their care.

Details of the ride can be found on www.polscnrjogleblog2012.co.uk with daily bulletins posted during the ride.

Donations can be made through Just Giving by searching for POL SC Jogle 2012 or directly to Star Throwers at 30 Melton Road, Wymondham, NR18 0DB.

Star Throwers and The Lively Crew would like to wish them all the very best of luck and a good ride!



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Cancer charity hosts day to improve wellbeing


 Our Charity of the Year, Star Throwers have collaborated with Norfolk Council Adult Education Services and Norwich MIND to organise an event to promote various paths to improving wellbeing.

Wymondham based cancer charity Star Throwers offered its premises for the event which will provide an opportunity for anyone interested in improving their wellbeing to have a go at some fun, unique, relaxing activities and also learn something new which they can take away and use at home.

The day will feature over ten different types of activities for people to try out, including  relaxing massage workshops and taster sessions, engaging presentations from doctors and professionals on various aspects of healthy living, and an opportunity to have beautiful henna hand painting. Also planned for the day is the chance to participate in Art as never seen before, fun group singing sessions, gardening workshops, yoga, qigong classes, a djembe performance and workshops, and more.

There will also be a plant stall where people can buy plants donated to Star Throwers in aid of their Well Being Day.

The event will be hosted at Star Throwers' centre in Wymondham on Saturday 31st March from 10am - 4pm and is open to anybody where they're from and whatever their situation. Please arrive early to allow time for registration.

For more information, please visit www.starthrowers.org.uk or call 01953 423304



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Local schools sow seeds to help cancer charity Star Throwers


 Garboldisham Church Primary School are one of a number of local schools sowing seeds for Star Throwers, a cancer support charity in Wymondham, in aid of their Well Being Day on Saturday March 31st. Wicklewood Primary School's after school club and Robert Kett Junior school are also kindly growing various plants for the event.

The herb and vegetable plants will be sold at a plant stall on the day with all proceeds going towards supporting those affected by cancer.

Star Throwers are working with Norwich MIND and Norfolk County Council Adult Education Services to host the Well Being Day, a free event where people can go to have a taste and even learn for themselves various relaxing and uplifting well being therapies, ranging from relaxing massage to calming gardening to informal talks to Djembe drumming and more.  

If you would like to sow a seed for Star Throwers or for more information about the day, please call 01953 423304 or email info@starthrowers.org.uk.

Star Throwers are the current Charity of the Year for The Lively Crew - you can donate to Star Throwers, via our JustGiving page here.



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The Lively Crew raise over £1,000 for local cancer charity Star Throwers


 Norfolk marketing, sales and events agency The Lively Crew have raised £1,115.49 for Wymondham based cancer support charity Star Throwers after a series of successful Light for Life events across Norfolk, whereby people light a candle in memory of somebody touched by cancer.

Star Throwers, who were founded by Dr Henry Manning in 2007, is a not-for-profit charity run entirely by passionate volunteers, dedicated to supporting and advising people in East Anglia who are affected by cancer, or are at particular risk of developing cancer. Star Throwers provide free, independent and unbiased advice on all types of cancer treatment, care and support.

The Lively Crew, who have offices in Norwich and Bridgham, have supported Star Throwers as their Charity of the Year since 2010, donate staff time, money and their marketing expertise to the charity. As part of this, every Christmas staff from The Lively Crew put on the Light for Life events across Norfolk, to raise awareness and vital funds for the charity.

The name 'Star Throwers' was inspired be a freak weather incident which left thousands of starfish stranded on a beach and fast drying out in the sun. A little boy, began the arduous task of throwing them back into the sea one-by-one. A passer-by mentioned to the little boy that, due to the number washed up, his efforts were wasted and would make no difference, to which the little boy replied whilst returning another starfish to the water "well it did to that one".

Photograph courtesy of the EDP

The Lively Crew Marketing Manager Andrew Lawn at Holt Lights Switch on



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Disabled Motoring UK Ask Shoppers not to be Selfish this Winter


 Shoppers are being asked to consider others in the festive shopping rush this Christmas. National disabled motorist charity Disabled Motoring UK are appealing to shoppers to not be selfish when they park their cars in retail areas and ensure that disabled parking provisions are not compromised.

The issue of disabled parking bay abuse is one which affects disabled motorists and their passengers throughout the year, but the problem is particularly apparent in the run-up to Christmas. Increased visitor numbers to retail centres and heightened stress levels creates the perfect condition for rushed parking jobs, which leads in turn to more incidents of parking abuse. In addition to this, poor weather condition can lead more people to take to their cars, further exacerbating parking problems.

Popular television show Top Gear has recently come under fire for parking abuse after presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May parked in disabled bays to discuss the merits of electric cars, while soaps including Coronation Street have also been pulled up for characters parking in disabled bays.

Helen Dolphin, Director of Campaigns and Policy at Disabled Motoring UK said “The festive period is a very busy one for lots of people. We are asking shoppers to remember that many disabled people rely on a car to get around. Public transport is not always accessible and disabled people may not be able to get to the bus stop or station in order to access it. But in order to be able to work, shop and socialise using their vehicle, disabled people rely on being able to park close to their destination. Often people don’t set out to cause a problem for others and don’t realise the impact that their actions can have. We want to show what the impact is and make people aware that there is no excuse for parking abuse.”



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