Mayor’s Charities 2019/20

West Norfolk Mind
Norfolk Waveney Mind

We’re Norfolk and Waveney Mind. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

We offer an extensive range of mental health support, advice and information to people, businesses and communities. Being local we understand our community and tailor our services in response to what people need most.

Riding For The Disabled

The Magpie Centre enriches lives by providing horse riding, carriage driving and equine therapy to people with physical and learning disabilities and autism.

The Centre is a registered Charity and has been in existence for over 30 years providing up to 130 lessons per week.

The Charity carries out their life changing activities through the generosity of our donors, the dedication of our staff and volunteers and the good nature of our fantastic horses.

For the future, the Centre will provide further development and support opportunities through equine therapy, enabling both mental and physical activity and enjoyment for all riders and carriage drivers.

Mayor’s Charities 2018/19

The Purfleet Trust
Purfleet Trust

The Purfleet Trust was set up as a charity in 1993 to provide help for single homeless people in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. Its services now include housing advice to help people find accommodation, support to help them maintain their tenancies, and a Health and Wellbeing Centre providing a daily hot meal and the opportunity to gain some essential life skills. The centre can be used as a postal address and there is free access to both computers and the telephone.

The organisation relies on charitable donations, including charitable trusts, Crisis, Local Authority, Big Lottery as well as generous donations from the local community.

> VISIT PURFLEET TRUST WEBSITE

Night Shelter

Mayor’s Charities 2017/18

The Purfleet Trust
Purfleet Trust

The Purfleet Trust was set up as a charity in 1993 to provide help for single homeless people in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. Its services now include housing advice to help people find accommodation, support to help them maintain their tenancies, and a Health and Wellbeing Centre providing a daily hot meal and the opportunity to gain some essential life skills. The centre can be used as a postal address and there is free access to both computers and the telephone.

The organisation relies on charitable donations, including charitable trusts, Crisis, Local Authority, Big Lottery as well as generous donations from the local community.

> VISIT PURFLEET TRUST WEBSITE

One to One Project
One To One Project

The One to One Project was established with charitable status in 1984, to provide long term professional support to adults (aged 18 and over) in West Norfolk who are experiencing emotional and/or social distress and mental health difficulties.

The Project has evolved and developed over the years to meet the needs of its diverse local community and now provides Counselling, Mentoring and Group Work in a comfortable and confidential environment near King’s Lynn town centre or in one of our outreach venues across the county.

Our small friendly gatherings offer people the opportunity to learn tools and techniques; to value themselves, grow in confidence and have more fulfilling relationships.

> VISIT ONE TO ONE PROJECT WEBSITE

Mayor’s Charity 2016/17

The Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company
Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company

We are an Inclusive Theatre Company. This means that everyone is welcome no matter what their abilities and no audition is necessary.Everyone is respected, valued and encouraged to take part, no matter how small their contribution is.

Most of our material is original, giving everyone a chance to pursue their own talents, or to develop talents/skills that some didn’t think they had.

Membership of the group has risen from 15 members to over 80 and is still increasing. Our members are split up into groups. Each group has Team Leaders to assist the Directors and help to encourage and control the more challenging members and stimulate the learning environment.

> VISIT LAVENDER HILL MOB THEATRE COMPANY WEBSITE

Mayor’s Charity 2015/16

Bridge For Heroes
Bridge For Heroes

The Bridge for Heroes was established in September 2010 by Mike and Helen Taylor with the aim of delivering direct and immediate support to the HM Armed Forces community, veterans and their families.

Since its opening in June 2011 The General Dannatt Contact Centre in King’s Lynn has provided support through respite breaks, compensation claims, pensions advice, veteran advice and guidance, housing advice, service records and medal applications, and military family research.

The General Dannatt Contact Centre, based across two floors, has an easily accessible ground floor, seating area, museum, therapy room and small charity shop. The first floor consists of one-to-one areas for carrying out workshops, training sessions and family support.

> VISIT BRIDGE FOR HEROES WEBSITE