Saturday, 18 December 2010

Wymondham students release Christmas charity song

wymondham high school students record christmas song for star throwers cancer charity

The musical talents of a group of students will be helping to support a pioneering charity in Wymondham.

Five sixth-formers from Wymondham High School have written and recorded their own Christmas song.

But X Factor winner Matt Cardle should not worry about the recording pipping him to the coverted festive number one spot, the upbeat single called Christmas Time is only being sold locally to raise funds for the cancer charity Star Throwers.

Tom Morris, 18, from Wreningham, said: “Christmas Time is a classic up-beat Christmas tune with a popular feel and influences from other sub genres. Acoustic guitar, piano, drums and digital mixing is included along with both solo singers and acapella choral sections. 

“The project is part of the school’s extracurricular activities which encourage us to get involved in community projects. I am hoping to study music technology at university so I was keen to get involved.

“We were very keen to support Star Throwers because it is a Wymondham-based charity which does really important work helping local people who are facing a very difficult time in their lives.”

The CD is available from the high school and Star Throwers in Melton Road.

Our thanks go to the team behind the charity single Christmas Time - Harry O' Callaghan,Tom Schutze, Alice Ewer, Tom Morris and Will Phillips.

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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Stars help Wymondham cancer charity

wymondham town FC charity night for star throwers cancer charityA former champion boxer, ex-Norwich City manager and British paralympian helped raise hundreds of pounds for a Wymondham cancer charity. 

Star Throwers received a financial boost when a guest speakers night at Wymondham Town Football Club generated just over £1,400.

Norfolk boxing professional Jon Thaxton, former Norwich manager Ken Brown, and shot putter Danny Nobbs, who represented Great Britain in the Beijing Paralympics, were the speakers at the sold-out charity night on Wednesday. Wymondham mayor Colin Foulger also added.

Les King, life president of Wymondham Town Football Club, who organised and spoke at the event, said it was an excellent evening.
Jon Thaxton supporting Start Throwers Cancer CharityIt was very good and I am pleased with the support considering the bad weather and there were a lot of good people supporting a very worthwhile cause,” he said.

Star Throwers was formed in Melton Road, Wymondham, by oncologist Henry Mannings a year ago and continues to gather momentum as a centre of support and advice for cancer patients.
“I am overwhelmed by the support not only from Wymondham and Attleborough, but further afield from North Norfolk, Great Yarmouth and Suffolk. It is tremendous how it has taken off” said Dr Mannings.

Top picture shows Tina Martins, Michael Armstrong, Wendy Winterbottom, Les King, and Henry Mannings with a £1,400 cheque for Star Throwers cancer support. Bottom picture shows Jon Thaxton one of the guest speakers who kindly supported the event.

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Monday, 6 December 2010

Coffee Morning proves to be a great success

raising money for cancer charity Star ThrowersThank you to all who attended our coffee morning on Saturday December 4th and we were delighted to welcome Wymondham Mayor, Mr Colin Foulger, who has selected Star Throwers as his chosen charity. It was particularly special, as the premises have been open for just over a year now and we were very pleased and humbled to see so many visitors on the morning.

Wymondham Mayor at Star Throwers with Aimee who donated her pocket money after our signs were vandalisedOne very special visitor was Aimee Kitchen, who recently donated £5 of her own money towards the cost of replacing our signs after she read in the local newspaper that they had been vandalised. Aimee, aged 8 from Wymondham, enjoyed having her photograph taken with the Mayor in front of our new signs.

The new signs have very kindly been designed and produced by Chris Bartlett of Bartlett Signs, so many thanks to him.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

That's a funny way to get to the pub!

A big thank you to Chris Harvey from Wymondham. At the end of the summer Chris did a bungy jump at the Windmill Pub in Wymondham and has raised just over £200. Thank you and well done!

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