LORD BAKER COMMUNITY FUND DONATES OVER £15,000

11th October 2016

The Lord Baker Community Fund which is managed by the Norfolk Community Foundation on behalf of Lord Russell Baker of Little Moulton are pleased to announce a share of over £15,000 has been made to Norfolk Accident Rescue Services (NARS), Star Throwers Cancer Care and Support based in Wymondham, Chapel Road School for severely handicapped children in Attleborough and the Norfolk Community Foundation, each receiving £2,505 each.

Lord Baker said, “It is always a huge pleasure to support amazing charities and especially charities that provide fantastic support within Norfolk. The funding releases this year is once again down to the kindness and generosity of all those individuals who have supported my fund raising events in 2016.”

Steven Ho, Star Throwers added, “On behalf of Star Throwers, our biggest thanks to Lord Baker for his generous support. Star Throwers are supporting more people affected by cancer than ever before, empowering patients and their loved ones to make informed choices about cancer treatments and providing complementary therapies to help them cope whilst living with cancer. The donation from the Lord Baker Fund will help us to fund the supplies for the complementary therapies room for one more year.”

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An additional £5,000 has been set aside for local community grants which will launch for applications on 10th October 2016.

Anna Douglas, Director of Marketing and Development at Norfolk Community Foundation said, “We are delighted to be working with Lord Baker and this year we are pleased to announce that Grants of up to £1,000 will be available to support smaller community groups and charities in Norfolk who are doing great work to help local people, particularly those who face disadvantage.  The Lord Baker Community Fund aims to support capital costs (for example, equipment or resources) to help deliver community projects, and priority is given to applications where a grant of up to £1,000 will cover the majority of the cost.”

In 2017 Lord Baker is already organising the Norwich Charity Darts Masters which will once again be held at Norwich City Football Club on Saturday 24th June. Currently there are 4 legends attending the 2017 charity showpiece that includes the Former World Champion and 2016 Charity Darts Masters Winner Steve Beaton who lives in North Walsham, Former World No.1 Colin Lloyd, Former World Champion Bob Anderson. So another amazing charity darts night in Norwich next year.

For more information about the Lord Baker Community Fund please visit – Community Fund

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