Friday, 2 December 2011

Kettle Foods continues to support Star Throwers

Star Throwers would like to thank Kettle Foods for supporting Star Throwers through their staff community support scheme ‘Kettle Cares’.

A cheque for £215 was presented to Star Throwers and this donation allows Star Throwers to purchase and use an oxygen tank at the Wymondham centre for 2 years.

In April 2010 Kettle Foods also generously donated £100 to Star Throwers, so that some garden furniture could be purchased.

Our deepest thanks again to Kettle Foods for their continued support.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Christmas Concert with The Norwich City Concert band

Come and join us on Friday 9th December 2011 at Wymondham Central Hall for an evening of family fun including all your favourite traditional Christmas songs and carols. 

Please bring your best singing voices with you as we want to raise the roof! All proceeds to Star Throwers.

Concert sponsored by Wymondham Lions Club

Tickets £7, Children 12 and under free.
Tickets available from Reeves in Wymondham or Sam on 07811675203.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Star Throwers Events Update

Here are a some more events, which have very kindly offered to support the work that Star Throwers is doing. Our thanks to you all:
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Win a £100 Hamper

No.5 Hair Studio, Wharton's Court, Wymondham is planning a raffle this Christmas to win a hamper worth over £100. 
The profit made from this event will be donated to Star Throwers.
Tickets on sale now from the salon and the winner will be drawn on New Year's Eve, by the Mayor of Wymondham.

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Boxing Day Vintage Tractor Run
Want to do something different this Boxing Day?
Why not support this classic event on Monday, 26th December 2011.
Meet at the Larling Angel at 9.30am, with tractors leaving at 10.30am.
There will be a hog roast on return.

There is no charge but donations appreciated (Charge for hog roast).
All proceeds will be going to Star Throwers.

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New Year's Eve Charity Dance
Charity dance (supporting Star Throwers) to be held at Central Hall, Wymondham with music from Kenny Lee and Hustler, dancing to rock and roll music from the 60s and 70s.
Tickets £20 (including food) from 01953 607495.
There will be bar and raffle.
(Entrance by ticket only)

See more events 

Friday, 11 November 2011

10 Pin Bowling Fund Raising Night

where we've got a pair of bowling shoes waiting for you!

3rd February 2012 – 7pm for 7:30

Make this the first date you put in your new 2012 diary

What you get:
3 Games of bowling
Buffet (Rolls, chips, pizza, onion rings etc. - food is really great and plentiful)
First drink at bar included
A really really fun night out

During the evening we will also have:
Glow bowling – in the dark with luminous pins
Prizes where you can win extra free games
Trophies and certificates for winners and losers

Raise your own team of around 6-8 or join an ad-hoc team. 
Either way it’s a real good fun night out.

£20 per head

Please book early and pay a deposit of £10.00 per head
by Friday 9th December

Julia Harvey on 07900 552 411
Neil Harvey on 07917 411 269

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Sainsbury's continue their support

Each year Sainsbury’s help a charity with in-store promotions and money raising ideas and this year they are supporting the work that we are doing at Star Throwers.

Recently Star Throwers founder, Henry Mannings gave a presentation to staff at the Longwater store about what Star Throwers is doing at the Centre in Wymondham. The presentation described Star Throwers alternative treatments and therapies for people who were suffering with cancer, as well as  helping their friends and relatives to cope with the problems they face supporting their loved ones.

To date, staff at Sainsbury's Longwater have donated £500 and some much needed bed linen and general houseware. In addition, one staff member has helped with a bucket collection on a Saturday night and 10 members of staff at the Longwater store helped with the gardening and painting the Summer House.

The thanks of all the volunteers and visitors goes to the wonderful staff and Sainsbury's Longwater for your continued enthusiasm and support.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Local sport lovers support Star Throwers again

Our thanks again go to Les King and the many generous sports fans at the recent football fixture between Wymondham Town F.C. and Dereham Town F.C., who raised an amazing £850 for Star Throwers.

Mr King who is 'Life President' of Wymondham Town F.C. and also Hardingham Cricket Club, visited Star Throwers last week to present us with the cheque and said "I'm very pleased that I live locally and that Star Throwers is in Wymondham. I think it's a very good cause for me to help."

All of the volunteers and visitors to Star Throwers are so generous to Mr King and the supporters at local sports events for their continued support of the work that we are doing.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Walking Treasure Hunt - a big "THANK YOU"

The Walking Treasure Hunt around historic Wymondham on SUNDAY 18th September 2011 in aid of Star Throwers and The Norfolk Lymphoma Group of the National Lymphoma Association,

Sponsored by Fosters Solicitors

has raised £434.79.

Thank you to everyone who took part and well done to Nicola from Wymondham for winning and Brian and Jane from Norwich for being joint runners up.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Sainsbury's get stuck-in at Star Throwers

Star Throwers are thrilled to be the Sainsbury's of Longwater Charity of the Year for 2011, but were even more impressed and grateful on Sunday the 7th of August, when staff from the popular supermarket joined forces with Star Throwers volunteers to help with clearing the garden and the driveway and also to get the new summerhouse painted at the charities HQ in Wymondham.

They also enlisted the help of 'Tony the Bear', (see picture left). Tony the Bear is a money making Sainsbury's staff idea, who they all take him on holiday for a week and pay £5 (or £1 for a day trip).

He has already appeared on stage at the Theatre Royal Norwich, featured in a Devizes passing out parade, enjoyed Joyland at Yarmouth for a ride on the funfair and has just returned from a holiday in Greece! In the 3 weeks that the scheme has been running Tony has raised over £200.

Although the Gardening Day was a hard one  (except for Tony!) - a good time was had by all.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Sportspark donation

Sportspark has made a £700 donation to Star Throwers. This donation was raised by Sportspark customers.

After visiting the centre, Keith Nicholls, Director of Sportspark said “Star Throwers is an inspirational organisation doing a wonderful job of helping care and support for local people and their families when they need it. I’m very pleased we are able to support such a community focused project, thanks to the money raised by our generous customers.

The money has been raised by Sportspark customers who have made small donations in return for copies of the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News, through a promotion in conjunction with Archant. Donations of £700 have already been given to six other charities and self help groups over the last year.

Everyone at Star Throwers would like to say a massive thank you to all Sportspark staff and customers for this wonderful donation, which will help massively with the work that we are doing.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Wymondham College Sixth Form net some cash for Star Throwers

Wymondham College Sixth Form held a charity netball fundraiser on Tuesday April 12th with staff, students and former students taking part.

Many who came to watch the tournament also donated money and a small refreshment stall also helped to raise a fantastic £1010.

Charity week at the college in July involved all the houses taking part with such events as cake baking and keep-fit week. This raised an additional £802.22, which is a fantastic effort so can we say a very big thank you to Wymondham College and all the staff and pupils who have helped to raise so much money for Star Throwers to use in its charity work.

Monday, 16 May 2011

£2000 donation from Hunstanton and District Ladies Circle

Star Throwers, would like to thank Rachel Waddison and all the ladies at the Hunstanton Ladies Circle for their very generous donation of £2000.

Rachel Waddison is chairman of Hunstanton and District Ladies Circle, who are part of a national group of ladies who raise money for local charities and also organise social outings for their groups.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Maggie's Tea Party raises £350 for Star Throwers

Maggie's Tea Party took place on April 2nd in the Congregational Church Hall, Wells-next-the-sea, to celebrate the life of Maggie Palmer. Maggie was a founder member of the Wells Outreach Choir and a talented musician. Approximately 60 people attended and £350 was raised for Star Throwers, so a big thank you to all involved.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Summerhouse completed

Many thanks to Steve Hayes (pictured) for all his hard work with construction of the decking and the wonderful summerhouse, both of which he has kindly donated. The area to the rear of the building is now a very pleasant space to sit and enjoy the garden, as well as a tranquil area to relax.

Pictured outside the finished article are Mary, Sunder and Corby - photographed by Vanessa, who make up the Wednesday morning crew!


Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Mulbarton and District Angling Club donation

Our thanks to all the members of the Mulbarton and District Angling Club for their kind donation of £500, which was raised at a fishing competition in April. Pictured above are members of the Club presenting the cheque to Henry Mannings and Tina Martins from Star Throwers at the Windmill Pub in Wymondham.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Make your valuable token gesture at Wymondham Waitrose

Waitrose in Wymondham is helping shoppers to support Star Throwers throughout February through the store's charity token scheme. 

Every month, shoppers are given a token at the checkout, which they can place in one of three boxes at the exit. Each box is allocated to a different cause, and the share of the monthly "pot" of £1,000 a charity receives is directly proportional to the number of token votes from customers.

The community scheme from Waitrose will donate £2.28 million to 6,840 local charities and good causes over the next 12 months, as chosen by its customers and employees.

So have a root around in those shopping bags, handbags and in the car for all those tokens and help the work that Star Throwers is doing by visiting the Wymondham Waitrose in February and putting your token in the Star Throwers token box.

Thank you to Waitrose and everyone who supports Star Throwers through this great scheme.

Why not also drop-in to the Star Throwers centre on Melton Road, or give us a call on 01953 423304 and buy one of our re-usable fabric shopping bags!

Friday, 14 January 2011

A brief tribute to Julie Beardmore

Julie_BeardmoreThis wonderful woman came to Star Throwers when we needed someone to help us on the administrative side as we had evolved much faster than anticipated.

Her presence was immediately apparent as she worked to improve the office side. She was highly respected by one and all for her organisation skills, ability to interact with all the volunteers and her humour.

Sadly, she passed away suddenly following a short illness but we will never forget her input to our charity and she was a true Star Thrower.