Welcome to Mind the Gap – a business event with a difference!

Organised by Priscilla Bacon 500 Club members Abacus Accounting, this dynamic gathering delves into the critical gaps within finance, people management, sales management, and digital marketing.

The mission? To illuminate these gaps, explore their implications, and equip you with actionable insights to bridge them effectively. Connect with industry leaders, fellow entrepreneurs, and potential collaborators.

Join them for an enlightening journey at Mind the Gap! £5 per ticket will be donated to the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity.

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Featured Speakers:

Peter Bussey – Abacus Accounting The ‘Numbers Gap’ is an interactive session where Peter shares several tips and advice gained while assisting business owners over his significant number of years as an Accountant, enabling them to spend more time on the parts of the business they enjoy.

Kate Wilde – Engage with Business The line manager or supervisor role is arguably one of the most important in any business. The subject for discussion is how to recruit, train, and get the best from them. Kate Wilde has worked with many business owners to address the management gap issue. She will share practical tips on identifying, recruiting, training, and managing people for one of the most important roles in any business.

Andrew Bracking – Sales Geek If you want to develop your sales revenue to the next level, this seminar could help you plug a few knowledge ‘gaps’ helping you to prepare for that growth journey. Learn about laying the tracks, or the key foundations such as your value proposition. Is yours still relevant, does it clearly define your business purpose? How do you build engagement and develop a community that populates your sales funnel? How to keep your sales pipeline healthy providing the engine for growth? Plan, master your message, build structure, and develop.

Nick Vince – Unity SEO Join Nick for an enlightening journey into the world of local SEO explicitly tailored for small businesses. Get ready to discover actionable strategies to boost your online visibility, attract local customers, and boost your business growth. (S to the E to the O).

Kay Skelton, KS Advisory – Client Whisperer Also on hand throughout the event is Kay Skelton our very own ‘Client Whisperer’ whose passion is helping business owners to reconnect with their clients, nurture, sustain, and build on client relationships – the hub of any business. Along with a range of outsourced services Key can help with installing a CRM system and making it drive sales opportunities. It’s often said that Kay is the glue that sticks it all together – she gets stuff done!

We are looking for individuals, families, groups, and businesses to take on this fun walk/run and raise funds to support our work.

Walk, Jog, or Run a 50km Ultra Challenge, or take on the 25km half or 10k challenge and make it an active Easter.

From the Windsor Racecourse base camp, 1500 adventurers will head out on looped routes through the Great Park, with fantastic views of Windsor Castle, on to Runnymede, along the Thames Path, and take in some wonderful countryside.

You’ll get full support all the way, a few post-Easter surprises, a celebration finish at base camp, and a BBQ meal. It’s a great way to kick off the 2024 Ultra Challenge season, and to get in shape for summer.

Your entry includes free food and drink at regular rest stops, plus support including medics, marshals, and massage. As you cross the finish line, you’ll get a glass of fizz, t-shirt, and a medal to commemorate your achievement.

Click below to find out full details of prices and to sign up. Choose the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity as your chosen charity.

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We are excited to have partnered with Global Adventure Challenges to bring you the National 3 Peaks Challenge. By taking part in this once in a life time event you will support our work enhancing the experience of patients and their families receiving care at Priscilla Bacon Lodge.

From the rugged beauty of the Glen Nevis Valley, to the forests and estuaries of the stunning Snowdonia National Park, join the team at Global Adventure Challenges for one almighty trekking challenge, as we take on the UK’s giants on this classic 3 Peaks Challenge!

We’ll take on Ben Nevis (1,345m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m) aiming to summit all three in a total trekking time of 15 hours or less. You’ll climb around 3,050 meters and have walked approx. 22 miles, so grit and determination are essential to completing this fast-paced challenge. It’s little wonder this challenge is the most highly-regarded trekking challenge in the UK.

Find out more and book your place at the link below.

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Global Adventure Challenges will let us know once you’ve registered, and we’ll send you a free branded t-shirt, along with your online fundraising guide with helpful fundraising ideas.

Other challenges and dates are available too, click here to see more.

We are looking for brave “soles” to take on our fundraising firewalk to make a difference to the lives of our patients and their loved ones, while also transforming your own.

While firewalking barefoot over hot coals, feeling the heat and power of the flames, you’ll learn to overcome fear, self-doubt, and limiting beliefs. This symbolic act represents the ability to overcome any obstacle and achieve anything you set your mind to.

6pm Arrive and join your co walkers. Watch as the giant paella dish cooks on the open fire.
6.30pm The hot coals are lit ready to heat up for your walk.
6.30-7pm Take part in the “Empowerment Talk” ready to face the walk.
8pm Time to brave the coals and walk the fire.

Spectators are welcome.
Paella and hot drinks will be available to purchase on the evening.

You must be aged 18 or over to take part in the firewalk.

£20 registration fee and a pledge to raise a minimum of £100.
Or £120 to walk without raising sponsorship.

Imagine how you will feel after Firewalking – if you can walk on fire, what else can you achieve if you put your mind to it?

A few words from our Firewalk expert
Charity Fire Walk | Charity Firewalk | Norwich

Benefits of taking part in a firewalk
At first, the idea of walking through fire might seem daunting. However, the positive results experienced by our participants are living proof of the amazing effects of this experience.

1. Firewalks shatter comfort zones.
We’re all living inside tiny bubbles of comfort that prevent us from experiencing all life has to offer. Firewalks have the ability to improve our willingness to expand those boundaries.

2. They establish strong connections.
Going through challenging experiences has the power to build bridges between people, making firewalks the perfect solution for team building within charities.

3. Firewalks build character.
There’s something that sticks with participants after a firewalk. They walk taller, stand firmer, and talk more confidently. This undeniable change is the result of the strong character formation that happens in such a short period of time during these events.

4. They shift perspectives.
Nobody goes into a firewalk completely confident of their ability to walk through the flames. By the end, however, everybody is instilled with the knowledge that they’re capable of so much more. This shift in perspective is transferrable to other endeavours within your charity which leads to greater performance and achievement overall.

Incentive
As an incentive, each year our event hosts, Charity Firewalk offer an award to the individual that raises the most money for their chosen charity. Just send us your details after your walk and let us know how much you raised, and we will let them know.

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The New Sheringham Singers have been kindly supporting the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity as their charity of the year for 2022/23.

This is the third performance at which they are raising funds for us and we are so grateful for their support!

Please go along to support them as they sing Christmas Carols in Morrisons, Cromer, and pop a donation in the collection tins if you can!

After the 2022 Casino Royale Charity Ball proved such a huge success, we bring you the Venetian Masquerade Charity Ball for 2024!

Join us at 6:30pm for a drinks and canapes reception.

Dress Code is Black Tie, with the theme of Venetian Masquerade.

Max 10 per table. Tickets cost £65.00pp, (Early Bird, if paid by 31st Dec 2023), thereafter £75.00pp.

Included is a drinks reception, 3-course meal, Fun Casino tables, and fantastic entertainment from live band Ignite!

Carriages at 1:00am.

All proceeds will help us to support patients and their families receiving care in the new Priscilla Bacon Lodge.

To book, contact Frances on 07747 752350 / 01603 866232, or simonaddington@yahoo.com

Priscilla Bacon 500 Club member Dalia Courridge is holding an exclusive one-off abstract art exhibition, for one evening only! 100% of the profits will be donated to the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity, as part of Dalia’s pledge to raise £1,000.

Join Dalia for an evening of conversation, reflection and fundraising. Enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival, whilst exploring 20 pieces of unique and original abstract artworks. All pieces will be available to buy on the night and delivered to you afterwards.

For full details and to book your free place at the event, click below.

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For the third year running, we are delighted to be one of the beneficiaries of funds raised at the Great Ellingham Craft & Gift Fair.

They have lots of stalls booked in, selling handmade goodies as well as hot and cold food.

Please head along and show your support to this lovely event. You can find more information on their Facebook page here.

500 Club members Lovell are hosting a Ball in support of two local charities, Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity and The Big C.

The event will be hosted by ex-NCFC legend Darren Eadie, and the food on the evening will be provided by the multi-award winning Brasteds.

There will be entertainment from Electric Strings that Rock, and the outstanding local band Agent Orange.

There will also be a short auction to raise money for the charities.

lovell fundraising page

Priscilla Bacon 500 Club member Paul Macro is taking on an amazing challenge for the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity and Cancer Research UK.

Paul will be walking around Cromer Pier for a full 24 hours and all funds raised will be split 50/50 between the two charities.

Please support Paul by sponsoring him below!

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Priscilla Bacon 500 Club member Chadwicks are hosting a series of Money Masterclasses this Autumn. These are free to attend, but they ask that if you find them useful, you make a donation to our charity.

Starting with investment fundamentals, the series builds steadily to move from theory to practice, to help you to get the most from your money. The sessions are as follows:

19th September – Know your money

24th October – Grow your money

28th November – Enjoy your money

Each Masterclass will last around two hours with questions. Coffee, tea and ‘exceptionally fine cake’ will be served.

‘Enjoy Your Money’ agenda:

Financial Planning – a recap of the previous session

Your Next Act – preparing for change and developing a transition mindset.

Comfort Break

Decumulation Risks – understanding the different risks that apply once you start taking an income from your investments and how to mitigate them.

Income Strategies – exploring different strategies and looking at the pros and cons of each.

Questions and Close

This is an in-person session, so places are limited. Book yours below!

book your place

Priscilla Bacon 500 Club member Chadwicks are hosting a series of Money Masterclasses this Autumn. These are free to attend, but they ask that if you find them useful, you make a donation to our charity.

Starting with investment fundamentals, the series builds steadily to move from theory to practice, to help you to get the most from your money. The sessions are as follows:

19th September – Know your money

24th October – Grow your money

28th November – Enjoy your money

Each Masterclass will last around two hours with questions. Coffee, tea and ‘exceptionally fine cake’ will be served.

‘Grow Your Money’ agenda:

Investment fundamentals – short recap of main takeaways from the previous session.

Financial Planning – creating and managing a robust financial strategy.

Comfort break

The Three Pillars – building a portfolio to support your plan, based on pensions, ISAs and ‘naked investments’.

A deeper dive into Pensions – how they work and why they are such a good idea.

Questions and close

This is an in-person session, so places are limited. Book yours below!

book your place

Priscilla Bacon 500 Club member Chadwicks are hosting a series of Money Masterclasses this Autumn. These are free to attend, but they ask that if you find them useful, you make a donation to our charity.

Starting with investment fundamentals, the series builds steadily to move from theory to practice, to help you to get the most from your money. The sessions are as follows:

19th September – Know your money

24th October – Grow your money

28th November – Enjoy your money

Each Masterclass will last around two hours with questions. Coffee, tea and ‘exceptionally fine cake’ will be served.

‘Know Your Money’ agenda:

Markets – what are they, how do they work and why do they matter?

Investing – where to start; what to expect; investment vs speculation

Risk – types of risk; managing and mitigating risk

Comfort Break

Psychology of investing – why we tend to make the same mistakes

Comfort Break

Economic update – bringing theory into practice with an overview of current economic conditions

This is an in-person session, so places are limited. Book yours below!

book your place

Are you looking to build your confidence and increase your self-belief? Priscilla Bacon 500 Club member Wendi Mclean is hosting two interactive online workshops that will help you to do just that!

Signing up gives you access to both workshops, with the first taking place on Saturday 7th October and the second on Saturday 14th October.

The workshops will delve into the various components that contribute to confidence, including our beliefs, self-esteem, inner dialogue, boundaries, and body language. By examining how these factors impact our behaviour, we can adopt different strategies to cultivate new habits and build up our confidence. Additionally, Wendi will cover topics like visualisation, energy, and practical steps to help you gain a clear understanding of what’s holding you back and how to make the desired changes.

There will be a workbook to help guide you and a place to keep all your notes.

This online 2 x half day training program is designed to offer actionable advice and techniques to enhance your confidence and develop an assertive attitude in various personal and professional situations.

Wendi is running this course to help raise funds for the new Priscilla Bacon Lodge, and is asking only £50 for both sessions, which includes the workbook. All proceeds will come to our charity, so not only will you have an amazing experience, you will also be helping us to provide the very best end-of-life care to the people of Norfolk.

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The team at the existing Priscilla Bacon Lodge on Unthank Road invite you to attend a short, informal service to remember their time at the Colman Hospice site, with thanksgiving and hope.

There are 3 gatherings, and all services will be followed by refreshments and time to talk with the community.

  • Sunday 6th August – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday 30th August – 4:30pm
  • Sunday 3rd September – 3:00pm

Please RSVP to The Revd Helen Garrard (Lead Chaplin) at elisabeth.garrard2@nchc.nhs.uk or by calling 01603 255728 and state the number of seats you would like to reserve.

The team at the existing Priscilla Bacon Lodge on Unthank Road invite you to attend a short, informal service to remember their time at the Colman Hospice site, with thanksgiving and hope.

There are 3 gatherings, and all services will be followed by refreshments and time to talk with the community.

  • Sunday 6th August – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday 30th August – 4:30pm
  • Sunday 3rd September – 3:00pm

Please RSVP to The Revd Helen Garrard (Lead Chaplin) at elisabeth.garrard2@nchc.nhs.uk or by calling 01603 255728 and state the number of seats you would like to reserve.

The team at the existing Priscilla Bacon Lodge on Unthank Road invite you to attend a short, informal service to remember their time at the Colman Hospice site, with thanksgiving and hope.

There are 3 gatherings, and all services will be followed by refreshments and time to talk with the community.

  • Sunday 6th August – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday 30th August – 4:30pm
  • Sunday 3rd September – 3:00pm

Please RSVP to The Revd Helen Garrard (Lead Chaplin) at elisabeth.garrard2@nchc.nhs.uk or by calling 01603 255728 and state the number of seats you would like to reserve.

More details to follow!

In the meantime, click here to learn about what Volunteers’ Week is!

PLACES FOR THIS EVENT HAVE NOW SOLD OUT

From the organisers of the Blickling Half Marathons, comes The Norfolk Marathon! Starting and finishing in Cromer, this is a road race, and entries are expected to sell out quickly!

Book your place at the link below and select a FREE place for the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity. By doing so, you agree to raise a minimum of £250 and consent to EPIC Norfolk sharing your email address with us. We will then get in touch and send you a free branded tshirt or vest to run in, if you would like one.

You will also agree that if you are unable to participate on the day, you will be liable for paying the entry fee to the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity.

All entries include chip-timing and a bespoke race medal. Race numbers can be posted for £1.10 extra, or collected in the morning before the race. All entrants must be at least 18 years or over.

PLACES FOR THIS EVENT HAVE NOW SOLD OUT

The Spring Blickling Half Marathon is a multi-terrain route that starts and finishes in front of Blickling Hall.

Book at the link below and you will be able to secure a FREE charity place. By doing so, you agree to raise a minimum of £125 and consent to EPIC Norfolk sharing your email address with us. We will then get in touch and send you a free branded tshirt or vest to run in, if you would like one.

You will also agree that if you are unable to participate on the day, you will be liable for paying the entry fee (£32.50) to the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity.

All entries include chip-timing and a bespoke race medal. Race numbers can be posted for £1 extra, or collected in the morning before the race. All entrants must be at least 17 years or over.

Toilets and FREE parking nearby.

We are also in need of some volunteers to help out at this event, so if you might be interested then please drop us a line at enquiries@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk

More details to follow!

In the meantime, click here for information on Hospice Care Week from Hospice UK.

The Autumn Blickling Half Marathon is a road race that starts and finishes in Aylsham, and is a different route to the Spring Blickling Half Marathon. This popular breath-taking route takes you through the most scenic parts of the North Norfolk countryside of Blickling and surrounding areas.

Once entries open, a link will appear below and you will be able to secure a FREE charity place. By doing so, you agree to raise a minimum of £125 and consent to EPIC Norfolk sharing your email address with us. We will then get in touch and send you a free branded Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity tshirt or vest to run in, if you would like one.

All entries include chip-timing and a bespoke race medal. Race numbers can be posted for £1.20 extra, or collected in the morning before the race. All entrants must be at least 17 years or over.

Toilets and FREE parking nearby.

We are also in need of some volunteers to help out at this event, so if you might be interested then please drop us a line at enquiries@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk

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Platinum 500 Club members Chatsbrook & MacInnes Whisky have come together for an unforgettable collaboration!

Get ready to join them for an incredible night, filled with memorable moments, as they raise funds for the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity.

Tickets are on sale NOW – contact amy@chatsbrook.co.uk to secure your spot, and get ready for a fun-filled evening.

  • Start the night off in style with a welcome drink to toast the occasion
  • Saviour a delicious 3 course meal, followed by coffee
  • Enjoy a selection of table wine to complement your meal
  • Then participate in the fun and win in the Raffle, Heads & Tails and Auction
  • Then dance the night away with Felix Simpson Music and DJ Richard Pearce

Details coming soon!

All are welcome to a service to connect, sing, give thanks and to remember, as our annual event in the beautiful Norwich Cathedral returns for its fifth year.

There will be contributions from staff members, volunteers and Trustees from the Priscilla Bacon ‘Family’ and Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust. The Chamber Choir of Norwich Lower School will lead the music.

As we reflect, remember and look to the future, please join us to pay tribute to Priscilla Bacon Lodge and to support our work to improve hospice care for the people of Norfolk.

Complimentary drinks and mince pies will be available after the service.

This event is free of charge and no ticket is required, however it would be extremely helpful for catering purposes and the smooth running of the event, if you could e-mail events@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk to let us know you will be attending.

There will be a collection for the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity during the evening, and a stall of Christmas cards, books, and other small items for sale.

Kindly sponsored by:

Priscilla Bacon Hospice is proud to be the designated charity for the Norfolk Business Awards 2022.

The Norfolk Business Awards recognises the best companies, the best strategies and the best people that make up Norfolk’s business community.

Click here to find out more information.

 

The Raveningham Estate is open for its snowdrop season throughout February, giving visitors the chance to explore the carpet of sparkling white flowers around the 18th Century Hall.

Home to Sir Nicholas and Lady Bacon; it was Sir Nicholas’ mother, Priscilla Bacon, who added snowdrops to the garden. There are over 150 varieties to see!

Open between February 1st-29th, every day except Saturdays, between 11:00am-4:00pm.

Entry is £7 for adults, £6 concessions, and under 16s free. RHS/HHA members are free in line with your card terms. Proceeds will come to the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity.

Signposted off the A146 at Hales, then B1136. Postcode NR14 6NS.

The Norwich City Community Sports Foundation have revealed that their annual 10km event, Run Norwich, will next return on Sunday 8th September 2024.

The award-winning road race takes place in the heart of Norwich’s beautiful and historic city centre. Capacity for the event will be set at 8,500 entrants and general entry opens at 9:00am on 29th February 2024. Once it is live, head to the Run Norwich website here to sign up.

If  you would like to use your place in the race to fundraise for the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity, we would be delighted to have you on the team! Please get in touch with us once you have purchased your place by emailing our Fundraising and Events Coordinator, Louise at louisearcher@priscillabaconhospice.org.uk.

We will supply you with a free branded tshirt or vest to run in, and support you every step of the way with your fundraising.

VW FAB festival is organised by Terriann and Mark Vincent, and the FAB Family Crew. It’s a family-based weekend and they describe themselves as “Back to basics, one big old school family festival.”

They chose to fundraise for the new Priscilla Bacon Lodge at their 2019 event, and after raising more than £3,000, we were thrilled when they selected us as their permanent chosen charity shortly afterwards.

This year’s event celebrates 10 years of the festival and for 2023 only, day visitors are only permitted on Sunday 27th August. Last entry is 2pm.

Activities at the festival include the very popular “Retro Pushbike Show” and “Shine & Show”, along with a “Scrufts” dog show and a “Dub Tucker Trial”.

There will be a raffle in aid of the new Lodge, and we will be there all weekend with a stand of activities and games.

Camping pitches and Advance Sunday day tickets are now SOLD OUT. Entry is £10 on the gate, or free for under 16s.

For more information and updates, please see the VW Fab Fest Facebook page.