After a heavy storm, a boy walked along the beach throwing the stranded starfish back into the sea.
A man watching shouted "there are too many of them - it won’t make any difference."
As the boy threw another starfish back into the sea, he smiled and replied "it made a difference to that one!"
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.
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.