proudly supporting charities
Over the years, NOR-CON has helped to raise thousands of pounds and donated items to both National and Local charities.
If you are a charity and would like the support of NOR-CON, please send us an email via our contact page.
Below are just a few of the charities that NOR-CON has supported over the years.
louise hamilton centre
The Louise Hamilton Centre is located in the grounds of the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, Norfolk.
It’s aim is to provide care and information for patients and families whose lives are affected by life-limiting illness, such as cancer or motor neurone disease.
The name of the centre was chosen in honor of Gorleston-born Louise Hamilton. Graduating with a degree in languages at Bristol University, Louise became a university researcher and did incredible work in Ukraine.
Sadly, aged just 26, Louise was diagnosed with breast cancer and passed away aged 28. While living with her cancer, Lousie found the help offered to her by the Bristol Cancer Help Centre to be enormously beneficial. Her mother, Roberta Lovick, was inspired by her daughter’s experience and began fundraising for a similar centre in Great Yarmouth. This became the Louise Hamilton Centre.
scotty’s little soldiers
Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting children and young people who have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces.
The charity was inspired by the experience of Army widow Nikki Scott whose husband, Corporal Lee Scott, was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. The charity currently helps hundreds of bereaved Forces children throughout the UK.
Support offered to the children includes fun activities, such as holiday breaks and group events. Also, the charity helps with personal development assistance through educational grants and access to professional bereavement counselling.
east anglian air ambulance
The East Anglian Air Ambulance provides helicopter emergency medical services for the people of East Anglia.
Since their launch in 2000, they have attended over 20,000 lifesaving missions and have touched the lives of many thousands of people. Their crew comprises specialist pre-hospital doctors and critical-care paramedics. They operate out of two high-tech helicopters: 07:00 until 19:00 (Norwich base) and 07:00 until 01:30 (Cambridge base).
The EAAA aim to provide the best possible care for those unlucky enough to be involved in incidents or medical emergencies. They are determined and passionate about providing the best possible outcomes to their patients.
Nelson’s Journey support children that have experienced the death of a significant person in their life. They offer one to one support and opportunities to meet other children of a similar age who have also experienced a bereavement.
Nelson’s Journey believe every bereaved child should look forward to a positive future. They should be empowered to reach their full potential. Perhaps this ambition is best summarized by their strap line: “bringing back smiles”.
Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes supports those injured while serving in the British Armed Forces. No matter when someone served, Help for Heroes provide support to help them lead active, independent and fulfilling lives.
Their specialist team focuses on the five key areas of an individual’s life: medical, mind, body, spirit and family. Therefore, Help for Heroes provide support to the whole family, helping them all cope with the challenges they face.
Long-term recovery is more than repairing damaged bodies and minds. It’s about rebuilding lives.
help an east coast child
Make a difference to local children and families throughout Norfolk and Suffolk with Help An East Coast Child.
For over 15 years, the charity has raised thousands of pounds for children in our area. They work with schools, youth groups and disabled children. Indeed, it is their aim to make life better for less privileged children and their families.
Help An East Coast Child is active right across our area and they’re proud that every penny raised stays right here!
priscilla bacon lodge
The Priscilla Bacon Hospice was established to meet the growing demand for end of life care services across Norfolk.
The charity have many aims. Firstly, to develop end of life and palliative care for Norfolk. Secondly, to enhance and integrate existing end of life services. Finally, to provide care of the highest quality for patients and their families.
With your support, the Priscilla Bacon Hospice can make all the difference to countless people in need.
ronald mcdonald house charities
At Ronald McDonald House Charities, free ‘home away from home’ accommodation is provided at specialist children’s hospitals across the UK. This enables families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life.
When a child is in hospital, their family can often be faced with travelling long, expensive distances each day. Ronald McDonald Houses provide families with a comfortable place to stay that’s close to their child. Now they have more time and energy to focus on being together.There are currently 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK which have managed to help over 7,000 families each year. Plans for further developments are well under-way.
Red Wellies are dedicated to fundraising ongoing research of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), the most deadly form of brain tumour. The charity was formed in 2012 in memory of Lisa Wiles, a 43 year old mother of three.
After an inspirational, 14 month battle with GBM, Lisa sadly passed away. During this battle, she was determined to raise money for for brain cancer research. Once she passed, her family knew they needed to carry on her good work. With your support, Red Wellies can keep Lisa’s memory alive.
ASDA’s Tickled Pink campaign uniquely supports the work of the UK’s two leading breast cancer charities: Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now. For the past 20 years, they have managed to raise £50 million pounds!
Breast Cancer Care is the only specialist breast cancer support charity in the UK. Specialist nurses, local services and emotional support networks help thousands of women and men suffering from breast cancer.
With someone newly diagnosed with breast cancer every 10 minutes, there is no better time than now to take action.
james paget university hospitals
The JPUH is a vibrant university hospital. It provides the best possible care to over 230,000 residents across Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Waveney and East Anglia.
Ensuring their patients are central to everything they do is their priority. Indeed, their vision is to be an innovative organisation, offering compassionate and safe patient care through a well led and motivated workforce.
alice rowlands memorial society
On 27 September 2015, Team Rowlands climbed the O2 to raise money for Ronald McDonald House in Camberwell.
They raised at least £1000 in memory of Alice Mary Rowlands. Born with a rare neonatal liver disease, Alice sadly died at just 15 days old. During Alice’s short life, Ronald McDonald House Charities supported the family. Providing free of charge, home away from home accommodation, the family could remain close to Alice.
By raising money to help Ronald McDonald Houses, we can continue providing support for families. Also, it is a way to celebrate Alice’s life.
BBc children in need
Children in Need provide grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. They currently support 2,400 projects across the UK.
Their projects help children facing a range of disadvantages. For example, poverty, abuse or special needs.
Every child in the UK should have a safe, secure and happy childhood. Help Children in Need give children the chance to reach their potential. Donate today!
alice rowlands memorial society
SHIMS are a self help group run by people with MS (Multiple sclerosis) for others with MS. Indeed, few people know more about MS than those with it.
The group meet formally twice a month. Activities include exercise, reflexology, yoga, relaxation and meditation. Also, there are often visits from guest speakers. Support is provided for partners, family and friends of those with MS.
Their vision is to help every one in the group to live and enjoy life as much as possible.
make a wish
Make a Wish exist for one reason: to grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.
Whether it’s starring in a film, going on an amazing holiday or meeting a celebrity hero, the charity will grant their wish.
All wishes are varied, personal and, most importantly, magical. Wishes can give so much. Therefore, the charity continue to work hard at what what they do. But they can’t make these life-changing experiences happen without your generosity. Donate to the cause today!
british heart foundation
The BHF strive to live in a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from heart disease.
Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer. But the BHF are leading the fight against it! Their pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.
Their research is powered by your support. Every pound raised, every minute of your time and every donation to their shops will help make a massive difference to people’s lives.