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DISS Jackamans Solicitors Reviewing your will When we advise clients to review their Wills regularly, they may think that we are touting for business, but that is not so as it is vitally important that you consider the contents of your Will every few years.

Executors although they were elderly and could have been replaced by his children. Another’s Will appointed the partners of a firm of solicitors who he no longer instructed.

Although the document may provide for certain eventualities such as the death of a beneficiary during your lifetime, it cannot provide for all unexpected occurrences. Sometimes your circumstances or wishes change in a way that you do not anticipate.

One lady’s Will made more than twenty-five years ago left money legacies, the value of which were worth much less in real terms at the date of her death than when the Will was made, notwithstanding the fact that the value of her estate had quadrupled in the intervening period.

We have recently encountered several difficulties involving Wills which have not been reviewed and as a result, did not accord with the deceased’s wishes at the time of his death. One client’s Will appointed his parents as his

Another lady left a share of her estate to her brother who died before her and her family expressed surprise that this did not automatically pass to his children. Wills which were originally made in a tax

efficient manner need to be reviewed. Those which left substantial legacies to children or incorporated Nil Rate Band Discretionary Trusts before October 2007 when it became possible to transfer Inheritance Tax free allowances between spouses may no longer be appropriate. You should not put off a Will review. You never know what the future holds.

email to lorna.denton-cardew@ Lorna will discuss your requirements with you, point out any potential problems and advise as to how best to reduce them.

One of our clients who had a terminal illness knew that he wanted to make substantial changes to his Will but wanted to give further thought to the matter. Unfortunately, he died before he concluded his considerations! If you would like Lorna DentonCardew to review your existing Will free of charge please contact her on 01379 643555 or send an

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DISS MDB Plumbing Local Plumber specialising in bathroom fitting, but carrying out all types of plumbing work, as no job is too small - 24 Hour Call Out At M.D.B Plumbing the focus is on providing a first class service that’s value for money. All work is carried out promptly, safely, and correctly by a team of professional and courteous engineers. Covering everything from the simplest of plumbing jobs, to kitchen and bathroom installations. Services Include • bathroom plumbing • blocked sinks • central heating equipment • plumbing leaks • emergency plumbers • hot water plumbing • kitchen plumbing • radiator repairs

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DISS Suffolk Libraries’ new book festival Suffolk Libraries is holding its first book festival this March. Suffolk Libraries is holding its first book festival this March. ‘Suffolk Libraries Bookfest’ will take place in March and feature a range of authors visiting some of Suffolk’s libraries and other local venues to give talks about their work with additional workshops. The list includes Simon Scarrow – best known for his Roman military fiction, Suffolk-based author Erica James and bestselling international author Harriet James. Alison Wheeler, Suffolk Libraries General Manager, said: “We wanted to organise a book festival which was a bit different - something accessible and enjoyable for everyone. The aim is to invite a mix of popular, local and up and coming authors to our libraries and run a series

of events around Suffolk. I’m delighted with the programme we’ve been able to put together and am looking forward to welcoming some top authors to our libraries.” The full programme of events is as follows: • Friday 6 March – Natalie Meg Evans, 7pm at Lowestoft Library. Natalie’s book ‘The Dress Thief’ was voted the Festival of Romance’s ‘Best Historical novel’ for 2014. • Saturday 7 March - Simon Scarrow, 7pm at Ipswich Library. Simon is best known for his ‘Eagle’ series of Roman military fiction. • Monday 9 March - Harriet Evans, 7pm at Ipswich Library. Harriet is the international best-selling author of seven novels, including Going Home, A Hopeless Romantic and The

Love of Her Life. In January she will be releasing ‘A Place For Us’, which is seen as her most accomplished work to date. • Wednesday 11 March – Nicola Upson, 7pm at Needham Market Library. Nicola was born in Suffolk and won an Escalator/Arts Council England award in 2006 for her debut novel, ‘An Expert in Murder’. • Saturday 14 March - Erica James in conversation with BBC Radio Suffolk’s Lesley Dolphin, 7pm at Lavenham Village Hall. Erica lives in Suffolk and has written several romantic novels including Gardens of Delight which won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 2006 from the Romantic Novelists Association. • Thursday 19th March - Luke Wright, 7pm at The John Peel

Centre for the Arts, Stowmarket. In visceral verse, Suffolk-based performance poet Luke Wright tells stories of ordinary people having extraordinary moments. • Friday 20 March – Liz Trenow, 7pm at Bury St Edmunds Library. A local author, Liz has worked for many years as a journalist for national and regional newspapers, and for BBC radio and television news. She is now a full time writer. • Sunday 22nd March - Charlie Haylock, 1pm to 3pm at Bury St Edmunds Library. Charlie is a popular and humorous local author who is a regular guest on BBC Radio Suffolk. For further information and to book tickets for these events visit bookfest and you can also book tickets at the library.

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DISS The Stove & Fireplace Centre Over past years, Fireplaces and Wood Burning Stoves have come back in to their own as the focal point of many rooms and for both contemporary modern homes as well as traditional period properties, there are stunning designs to suit all tastes. There is so much scope in style and finish for fireplaces today and one of the best places to realise the truth of this is at the new relocated showrooms of “The Stove & Fireplace Centre” at Brunel Way in Thetford. Established in 1993, they can offer the consumer professional advise on the most suitable choice of Fireplace & Stove for their home, being the only HETAS Approved retailer in Norfolk & North Suffolk.

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Here choice has never been greater, with Surrounds manufactured from Marble, Limestone, Sandstone, Solid Timbers and Cast Iron, all in different sizes and designs, including Period to Traditional styles through to more Modern and Contemporary styles, offering superb finishes to any rooms. Here you will find over 60 displays complimented by a superb range of Wood Burning & Multi-Fuel Stoves, natural looking

coal effect gas fires, as well as a vast range of Electric Fires. There are even Gas Fires if you have no chimney. This is an ideal place to find new ideas to give your home that very individual look with the addition of a new fireplace which can even be made bespoke to your requirements. They offer a full and professional installation service, having their own In-House HETAS installers, which has to comply with the current building regulations.

Failure to carry out this will result in your building & contents insurances possibly becoming invalid. The company also offer a professional Chimney Sweeping Service, from their NACS trained In-House engineers, using the latest Power-Sweeping equipment, which is much more thorough than traditional methods, giving a cleaner and more efficient flue. Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Anybody wishing to have a Solid Fuel Appliance installed must have the installation carried-out by an installer who is HETAS registered so as to conform to building regulations, if not, approval from local building control must be sought, which can sometimes be more costly than having “The Stove & Fireplace Centre” do the work.

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ATTLEBOROUGH Active Kids is back at Sainsbury’s Attleborough Customers can collect vouchers in store from 28th January Active Kids is back at Sainsbury’s Attleborough. Customers can collect vouchers in store from 28th January – 5th May to help registered schools, groups and clubs receive active and cooking equipment, and experiences. The scheme, which is celebrating its 10th birthday, is supported by double Paralympic gold medal-winner Ellie Simmonds, world record breaking sprinter Jonnie Peacock and Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge. The three ambassadors are committed to encouraging children to eat well, move well and live well. New cooking equipment has been added to the collection of

items available to collect in 2015, and the popular Cooking and Nutrition Toolkits, endorsed by the British Nutrition Foundation, and recipe cards will keep children excited about cooking. Active Kids Ambassador, Ellie Simmonds, said: “I’ve been a Sainsbury’s Active Kids ambassador for five years now and seen the amazing things the scheme has achieved. I’m looking forward to inspiring even more children this year to live their lives to the full. “It’s important that sport and activity is part of a wider healthy lifestyle, and the new emphasis on cooking and nutrition will help


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bring this to life in the classroom.” Jason Symmonds Store Manager, said: This year, organisations who order online will receive an extra 50 Active Kids vouchers.

“The Active Kids scheme is a brilliant way for our colleagues to get involved with schools, groups and clubs in our local area. We love visiting local organisations and seeing the benefits the equipment and experiences have brought to the children.” Since 2005 the scheme has provided over £150million worth of equipment an experiences across the UK. This has given children the opportunity to have a go at activities like cooking, martial arts and dance. For T&Cs and to sign up to the scheme, organisations can visit

Feline Care Cat Rescue Easter Open Day Event Join us this Easter Sunday for a grand day out. There are tons of Easter Eggs to be won at our Easter Egg tombola, a prize every time. A chance to meet plenty of our fluffy feline residents. We also come armed with a range of stalls, which include books, bric a brac, and of course home-made food. The day shall also feature live music from Donna Rae Walls and the Promised Band!

Pop along any time between 12am to 3pm. Entry £1 for adults, 50p for kids and under 3’s are free. Location: Feline Care, Roudham Road, East Harling, Norfolk, NR16 2QN. Duration: 12:00 - 15:00

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Sprowston Manor, Norwich Saturday 23 May 2015, 7.30pm £37.50 per person or £375 for a table of ten

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No other laundry company is willing to guarantee their work. So why not give us a try to see just how unique we are? All items are inspected, and pre-treated where necessary, then dry-cleaned with the correct solvent or wet cleaning process to assure the best clean. Each item is then hand finished, inspected again and packaged to protect the item. We have our own in house tailor, who is based at our Wymondham branch and who specialises in repair and alteration of all garments. We can even organise them to visit you at your home or work just call 01953 607493 for more information.


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ATTLEBOROUGH Monsters Ltd A secure Soft Play area where your little monsters (and angels) can play safety Monsters Ltd. is a purpose built play and party area for toddlers through to 10 yr olds. (Height restriction 4ft 10ins) Play areas are monitored by trained staff but children remain the responsibility of a parent or guardian and must be supervised at ALL TIMES. We offer a segregated play area for the under 4’s but if they wish to enjoy the main party play area they must be accompanied by an adult. • NO food or drink is to be taken into the play areas • Children wearing a plaster cast will not be able to play • NO chewing gum • Socks must be worn at ALL times

• Keep arms and legs covered, tuck loose clothing in. • Remove, shoes, spectacles and items of jewelery (especially sharp objects) Planning a party or celebration? Let MONSTERS LTD do it all for you. We take away the hassle and the worry, simply pay the party package price per child and we do the rest. WHATEVER THE OCCASION WE CAN DESIGN THE PARTY FOR YOU! When you book your childs party at MONSTERS LTD the price includes: • Party Invitations • 1 1/4 hours funtime in the Play Area

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ATTLEBOROUGH Priory Insurance A look at Motor Insurance Whether you are a convicted driver, young driver, or have limited no claims bonus, we can find the policy cover specific to your requirements. We have negotiated special rates with our panel of Insurers for those careful drivers and special introductory discounts for those without any no claim bonus. We are always able to offer instalment facilities. We deal with many leading UK Insurers and Lloyds Underwriters to provide the best possible quotation and cover for our clients, regardless of the risk. Being totally independent means that we are not tied to a single provider and this allows us

access to a range of insurance policies from our panel of carefully selected Insurers. Why not let us compare the market for you and deal on a personal level with your requirements. Priory Insurance Brokers are a locally owned, independent, professional organisation who have been based in South Norfolk for over 40 years. We would be pleased to provide quotations or advice for you and look forward to receiving your enquiry. For more information, please feel free to call in to our Wymondham Office.

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ATTLEBOROUGH East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) EACH announce four dates for Colour Dashes! 2015 is set to be a summer of colour thanks to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) as the charity announces four colour dash events across East Anglia. Colour dashes are the newest craze to hit the UK and see participants race around a 5km course as they are showered with clouds of coloured powder – creating truly impressive results!

you register before 28th February - adult (£15) child (£7.50) Team (£150) Family (£40) • Sunday 7th June – Christchurch Park, Ipswich Online registration is open now! Early bird special available if you register before 16th February - adult (£15) child (£7.50) Team (£150) Family (£40) Event kindly sponsored by Pure Resourcing

Following on from the charity’s first colour dash in Ipswich last year, EACH are pleased to announce an impressive four dates for 2015:

• Sunday 6th September – Audley End Estate, Saffron Walden. Register your interest online today!

• Sunday 3rd May - Eaton Park, Norwich Online registration is open now! Early bird special available if

• Sunday 20th September – Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds Register your interest online today!

Event kindly sponsored by Servest Patsy Cisse-Johnson, EACH Suffolk Fundraiser, commented: “We held our first EACH Colour Dash in Ipswich last year, and it was a huge success with more than 300 people taking part. Everyone really enjoyed the day, it’s such a fun event to be involved in. This year we’ve

got more dates across East Anglia and expect the Ipswich event to be even bigger and better. We’ve got a great early bird offer so book now to avoid disappointment!” For more information on the all EACH Colour Dashes and to book your place, visit www.each. or contact your local fundraising team.

The small, friendly school that gets results for individuals Thetford Grammar School is a friendly and family based community, a high achieving co-educational independent day school in East Anglia, from rising 4s to the Sixth Form. The strength of this “all through” school is that it enables us to place great emphasis on a supportive environment, one in which pupils take responsibility for themselves and for each other. Our pupils come from all round the region, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, a testament to our popularity. But come and see for yourselves. Bring your children for a ‘taster’ day with us. Let them be the best judge of whether TGS is the right environment for them. We are confident they will say yes!

Whole School Open Morning Saturday 18th April To register your interest in our Open Event, request a prospectus or to arrange a visit please call 01842 752840 or e mail: 16 | March 2015

ATTLEBOROUGH Kerry Butcher Accountancy Services It’s hard to believe it but we are nearly at the end of the next tax year. 5 April 2015 will be the last day of the tax year 2014/2015 and on 6 April 2015 we start a brand spanking shiny new tax year. This year it feels fitting that this falls over Easter – so if you have a mind you can celebrate the end of the tax year with chocolate and Bunnies as well as Easter! In my book there is ALWAYS a good reason to eat chocolate. But can you believe that the fun is about to start all over again? It doesn’t quite seem possible that in less than a month many of us will be receiving those fabulous notices to advising us that yet another tax return must be completed. As I write, the final figures have not yet been published, but overall there is expected to be an increase in the number of people who failed to submit a tax return for 2013/2014 (deadline 31 January 2015). One of the reasons thought to be behind the increase in late submissions is the deadly High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC). Research suggests that a lot of parents still are not aware of this charge and are simply not aware that they should be paying this charge and certainly they are not contacting HMRC and requesting to complete a self assessment form. So don’t get caught out – if you know that you are in this category and that you should have paid a benefit charge, then sadly you will now have incurred a fine of £100 – but don’t ignore this situation any longer – come talk to us – we can work out whether you need to complete a return and if tax is due advise you how and when to pay this. Don’t wait for HMRC to come to you – they are usually far more sympathetic if you go to them and pay the charge as soon as you realise.

So don’t bury your head in the sand – save this for fun on the beach this summer! The end of March and the beginning of April see us completing our payroll end of year summaries and sending out P60’s to all our employees. Don’t forget that the real time penalties are coming into force any time now so make sure that you pay what you owe, when you owe it and most of all don’t forget to file those all important summaries.

Finally – we here at KBA have had a busy year so far and we want to say a big thank you to all of the clients that have joined us over the past few years. It has been and still is a really exciting time for us. We love what we do and we love meeting with all of our clients. We hope that this is evident from the work that we produce and the results that we achieve – so we just want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts because without you,

we wouldn’t be able to go out every day and do a job that we love. So whatever it might be – why not come and have a chat to us – free tea and coffee and a free initial meeting of up to an hour – what’s not to like! Why not visit us on Facebook too and like us there – email a question and we might well answer your question in the next edition – We hope to see you soon.

If you pay staff then the chances are, you need to be submitting real time summaries to HMRC – but don’t worry – here we are again – leaping to your assistance! We offer payroll at a very competitive rate – why not come and talk to us and let us take over your payroll requirements. We offer weekly, fortnightly, four weekly and monthly payrolls. We can contact you to check your requirements and payslips can be emailed or posted along with full summaries so that you know exactly what your costs are. We can even send you links to help pay your PAYE over to HMRC. Job done with minimum fuss and effort. We prepare P60’s for all payrolls at the end of the tax year and send these out nice and early so that your employees have their information ready for their own tax or tax credit affairs. In fact if you are our client (authorisation is required) then we can even call the tax credits department on your behalf. No more hanging on for hours listening to an automated voice telling you to check the website – just leave it to us! We can call and confirm your earnings for the year and the summary will be sent out to you for checking – That has to be a whole lot less painful! 2015 March | 17


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Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge visits Emma Bridgewater factory to see progress of charity pottery project EACH raise funds for the charity’s Nook appeal which needs £10 million to build and equip a new children’s hospice Staff from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) joined Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, who is Patron of EACH, at a visit to the Emma Bridgewater factory in Stokeon-Trent today (Weds 18th) to learn more about a special pottery project which will raise vital awareness and funds for the charity. EACH which provides care and support to life-threatened children, young people and

their families across East Anglia, and Emma Bridgewater, the iconic pottery designer and manufacturer, teamed up last year to create two exclusive mugs to raise funds for the charity’s nook appeal which needs to raise £10 million to build and equip a new children’s hospice for Norfolk. The partnership was encouraged by The Duchess of Cambridge, and two exclusive ½ Pint Mugs ‘Insects & Flowers’ 2015 March


and ‘Ladybirds’ as well as a ‘Ladybirds Baby Mug’ have been designed. Emma Bridgewater attended the launch of the Nook Appeal at the Norfolk Showground on 25th November, 2014, to show supporters the new design. The mugs are available to preorder from emmabridgewater. from today (18th February) and will be available from Emma Bridgewater shops and website from Monday 2nd March. They will also be sold at Jarrold in Norwich from Monday 2nd March. The visit was an opportunity to see the design and manufacture of the mug and to meet the staff producing it. The event was hosted by Emma Bridgewater and her husband and Managing Director Matthew Rice. Emma and Matthew used to live in Norfolk and are delighted to be able to support a Norfolk charity. Graham Butland, EACH Chief Executive, was at the event and met The Duchess of Cambridge. March 2015

Graham said: The event was a great success. Everyone at Emma Bridgewater was so friendly and welcoming and there was a great atmosphere. “During the visit I met with The Duchess of Cambridge and she enquired about the nook appeal and how it was going. We also talked about how work started today Hummingbird House; a new children’s hospice in Queensland, Australia. EACH is supporting Hummingbird House in their development and The Duchess has previously met with Paul Quilliam, the General Manager of Hummingbird House, so it was a perfect talking point. “I also took the opportunity to thank The Duchess her for introducing us to Emma Bridgewater. “There were lots of media in attendance and the public came out to wave on her arrival – there was a great buzz. “I had a go at pottery making and it was really interesting to see all the processes of the

mug from start to finish. I had a go at washing the pottery and decorating a mug. It’s going to be fired and sent down to me – so it’ll be a lovely memento from the day. “The mugs look spectacular and everyone at Emma Bridgewater is confident they’ll be really popular and sell well. Our staff and supporters feel the same, and there’s been lots of social media interaction – with people asking when and where they can be bought. “As well as being an EACH patron, The Duchess is a strong supporter of children’s palliative care generally, and the time she spent with families from The Donna Louise children’s hospice today, yet again reinforces her empathy and understanding for the cause.

took part in a pottery decorating session. Based in Staffordshire, the charity has close links with the Emma Bridgewater factory and its employees since being Emma Bridgewater’s Charity of the Year in 2011 when staff raised £10,000. Her Royal Highness also unveiled a ceramic plaque to commemorate the visit. The mugs will be available to pre-order from www. from 18th February and will be available from the Emma Bridgewater website, Emma Bridgewater shops and Jarrold in Norwich from Monday 2nd March. The prices are as follows: Ladybirds ½ Pint Mug £19.95 with a £5 donation, Ladybirds and Insects & Flowers boxed pair £39.95 with a £10 donation and Ladybirds Baby Mug £15.95 with a £5 donation.

“The nook appeal needs to raise £10 million, and the sale of these wonderful mugs will help us towards our target.” Staff and children from The Donna Louise Hospice in Stokeon-Trent were at the event and

GENERAL ABOUT EMMA BRIDGEWATER Emma Bridgewater began in 1985, after Emma tried and failed to find a birthday present for her mum. “I was looking for a really special cup and saucer, but everything was either too formal or too clunky. That was my eureka moment. I realised there was a gap in the market for pottery that was beautiful and practical – pottery for a relaxed, colourful, mismatched life.” Today the company is run by Emma and her husband Matthew Rice, and our designs come from both of them. Most of the signature spongeware patterns, and the shape designs, are Emma’s, while Matthew is responsible for our timeless and much-loved Black Toast print, the cheerfully idiosyncratic Year in the

Country range, and our Birds, Dogs and Animals mugs. We’re very much a family business, and a lot of our ideas come from Emma and Matthew’s everyday life with their four children – our Marmalade pattern, for example, was inspired by a family tradition of stocking the cupboards with homemade marmalade every February, and we made our lovely deep pasta bowls after Emma couldn’t find any that were big enough for the generous portions she likes to serve at home. We’re a thoroughly British company too – all our pottery is made in Stoke-on-Trent, the traditional home of British pottery, and we’re proud to be one of the largest employers of potters in the area.

OUR PRODUCTS At Emma Bridgewater, we like to make things that make everyday life a little bit nicer – things that are beautiful to look at but also a pleasure to use, like a lovely mug that cheers you up when you have your first cup of tea in the morning, or a bowl with a playful message that makes you smile when you use it. Emma and Matthew only design things that they love and want to use at home themselves, which gives our patterns a unique warmth that makes them instantly recognisable.

pieces are individually handdecorated, so every one is very slightly different – and our spongeware is always signed by the person who painted it. Pottery is, and always will be, at the heart of our company, but in recent years we’ve come out of the kitchen and used our patterns on a growing range of other products including glass, tins, picnicware, wallpaper and fabrics from Sanderson, and our own collection of home fragrances, and bath and bodycare.

All our pottery is made from cream-coloured earthenware – a traditional Staffordshire product which we make in our own factory in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of British pottery. Most of the production work is still done by hand, and all the

Yes, I want to support the nook appeal Please tick: I enclose a donation of £ ......... (please make cheques payable to EACH). If you would like to donate by credit or debit card please call us on: 01953 666767 Title: .................... First name: ................................................... Surname: .............................................................. Address ................................................................................................................................Postcode .................... Tel No: .......................................................................Email address: ....................................................................... We are very grateful for your support, but to save vital funds we only acknowledge donations on request. Please tick if you would like an acknowledgement. Gift Aid Declaration Tick for Gift aid Please treat all donations I make in the future or have made to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) in the last 4 years (or from this date ___________ ) as gift aid donations. I will notify you if my details change. I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in each tax year, that is at least equal to the tax that charities and CASCs I donate to will reclaim on my gifts. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify and that EACH will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give. We would like to send you occasional updates about EACH. If you do not wish to receive this, please tick this box. Please return this coupon to: EACH, Suite 5, The Old Dairy, Elm Farm Business Park, Norwich Common, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0SW. Registered Charity No – 1069284 VAT No – 784 5717 85

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Appeal launched for new Norfolk hospice The end of 2014 saw East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) proudly welcome HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, as Royal Patron, to the launch of the charity’s £10 million fundraising appeal to build a new children’s hospice in the heart of Norfolk. The end of 2014 saw East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) proudly welcome HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, as Royal Patron, to the launch of the charity’s £10 million fundraising appeal to build a new children’s hospice in the heart of Norfolk. The nook appeal was officially launched on 25th November at the Norfolk Showground where hundreds of guests from across the county comprising

individuals, businesses, charitable trusts, schools and community groups attended to hear the charity’s vision of a new hospice built on a five-acre woodland plot in Framingham Earl, south of Norwich. The purpose-built hospice, which will replace the charity’s current facility in Quidenham, will be named the nook and offer facilities such as a hydrotherapy pool, private areas for clinical

care and dedicated rooms for therapies. The nook will be on an idyllic woodland plot, creating a wonderful tranquil setting for children, young people and families. It will also be better positioned in the county, within a thriving local community and won’t be isolated from services, hospitals and road networks. Quidenham hospice is one of the oldest in the UK and has been an incredible home-fromhome to many families for more than 20 years. However, the hospice was converted from an old country house and is extremely restricted in its facilities and development. The demand on services continues to increase, and care for young people over the last decade has become far more

complicated – the charity is rapidly outgrowing the constraints of the building. Mark Loades, Appeal Fundraising Manager, explained: “We were thrilled with our launch event for the nook appeal and it was great to be able to share our vision publicly. Everyone at EACH was honoured and extremely proud to have HRH The Duchess of Cambridge as Royal Patron and delighted she was able to join us on the day. We’ve received a great response to our campaign so far, with so many pledges of support. There are lots of ways that you can get involved and help us to build our new hospice, so please do contact our fundraising team to discuss more and find out how you can help.” To achieve our vision for Norfolk we need to raise £10 million 2015 March


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whilst still running our Quidenham hospice to it’s current high standards.

To find out more about please contact the EACH Norfolk Fundraising team:

We cannot do this without the support of everyone in the county. So we invite you, whether you are an individual, a company, a school or a community group, to become part of this very special project and we have a number of ways in which you can do this including becoming a friend of the nook or a member of the nook business network.

EACH, Suite 5, The Old Dairy, Elm Farm Business Park, Wymondham, NR18 0SW. Tel: 01953 666767; Twitter: @EACH_norfolk or visit:


Richard Alston Dance Company Proudly celebrating its 20th anniversary, Richard Alston Dance Company returns to Norwich Theatre Royal on March 19 and 20 with a new programme showcasing the influential choreographer’s work. Proudly celebrating its 20th anniversary, Richard Alston Dance Company returns to Norwich Theatre Royal on March 19 and 20 with a new programme showcasing the influential choreographer’s work.

music, taking inspiration for his choreography directly from the music he uses, and the three pieces he brings to Norwich all demonstrate this.

work Nomadic, having invited young hip hop and contemporary choreographer/performer Ajani Johnson-Goffe to collaborate with him - a first in his 45-year career. Exploring the meeting point between hip hop and world music, Nomadic, which is a Sadler’s Wells commission, is set to music by Ursari Gypsy band Shukar Collective who fuse Romany and electronic music to dark, sharp effect.

Following a long spell with Ballet Rambert as resident choreographer and then artistic director, during which time he created 25 works for Rambert, Richard Alston launched his own dance company in November 1994 at The Place, the UK’s premier centre for contemporary dance in central London.

Fresh from two Sadler’s Wells performances and embarking on an anniversary tour of the UK, the company presents ten dancers in a mix of repertoire. On the Norwich stage,this will feature Nomadic and Burning, the latest works by Alston and his associate choreographer Martin Lawrance, alongside 2003’s Overdrive which is now on the GCSE syllabus.

Martin Lawrance’s latest work Burning premiered in Scotland in autumn 2014 to a standing ovation and rave reviews. Set to a live rendition of Lizst’s Dante Sonata, which is part of a programme of works inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, Burning explores ‘Lisztomania’ and the composer’s relationship with the young, married Countess, Marie D’Agoult. The passion floods out of every pore in this frenetic and emotional piece.

Alston is renowned for having a very close relationship with his

Alston continues to break new ground for himself with his new

The third piece, Alston’s classic Overdrive, is an exhilarating

blast of non-stop dancing to the pulsating rhythms of Californian minimalist Terry Riley. The ten dancers ride seamlessly across the surging waves of Riley’s relentless patterning, in an intricate and mesmeric crescendo of movement and sound. Overdrive is one of 12 prescribed professional works for GCSE Dance on the AQA syllabus and Richard Alston Dance Company has produced a teacher’s resource pack to accompany it. Listing: Richard Alston Dance Company runs from Thursday 19-Friday 20 May at 7.30pm. Tickets £5.50-£20.50. Discounts for Under-25s and Groups. Pre-performance talk on March 19 at 6.30pm. Tickets FREE but must be booked in advance at Box Office. BOX OFFICE 01603 630000. For more info or to BOOK ONLINE 2015 March

GENERAL ABOUT RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY Richard Alston Dance Company celebrates its 20th anniversary this season. Based at The Place, a leading centre for dance development, it has grown into one of the UK’s most avidly followed contemporary dance companies, performing the work of its Artistic Director Richard Alston and Associate Choreographer Martin Lawrance. Richard Alston Dance Company’s high reputation on the British dance scene is now increasingly being matched overseas. In May 2004 the Company made its US debut with a week-long season at New York’s leading theatre for dance, the Joyce Theater. The Company returned to the US in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and

About Richard Alston Richard Alston choreographed his first work in 1968, as one of the twelve students of the newly formed London Contemporary Dance School. On leaving in 1972, he formed the UK’s first independent dance group Strider. In 1975 Alston went to New York to study at the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio. On his return two years later he worked throughout the UK and Europe as an independent choreographer and teacher. In 1980 Alston became Resident Choreographer with Ballet Rambert and later was appointed Artistic Director, a position he held from 1986 to 1992. In his time there he created 25 dances for that company, and also was commissioned to create work for the Royal Danish Ballet (Kingdom of Pagodas 1982) and the Royal Ballet (Midsummer 1983). In 1992 Alston was invited to create a full evening of his own work, including Boulez’s Le Marteau Sans Maitre, for the March 2015

2011, giving its third, critically acclaimed and sold-out New York season in January 2010. The Company continues to perform regularly in the US, including at New York City Center (as part of Fall For Dance Festival) in 2011 and 2013, Peak Performances at Montclair State University, New Jersey in 2012 and 2014 and the Virginia Arts Festival in spring 2014. Other foreign tours have included China, Holland, South East Asia, Greece and Russia where the Company represented Britain at Moscow’s first International Festival of Contemporary Dance. The Company performed as part of the Schrittmacher Festival in Aachen, Germany in 2012 and in both Aachen and Heerlen, Holland in spring 2014.

Ballet Atlantique in France. He made another full evening for London Contemporary Dance Theatre at the 1994 Aldeburgh Festival going on to form his own company when he became Artistic Director of The Place in 1994. Richard Alston Dance Company started in the autumn of that year, and over the past 18 years Alston has made almost 40 dances for this company. Commissions from other companies have included Sheer Bravado for Ballet Theatre Munich (2006), Walk Through a Storm for Ballet Black (2008), and a version of Carmen for Scottish Ballet (2009). In 2011, he made A Rugged Flourish for New York Theatre Ballet and in 2012, Even Song for the Holland Dance Festival.

In 2006 the Company performed the closing piece of Sadler’s Wells gala marking the retirement of Dance Umbrella’s founding director Artistic Director, Val Bourne.

Production. Most recently, Alston’s Barbican Britten: Phaedra has received a 2014 National Dance Award nomination for best modern choreography.

In January 2007, the Company was nominated for two South Bank Show awards. In October 2008, at Sadler’s Wells, the Company’s 60/40 season celebrated Alston’s 60th birthday and the 40th anniversary of his first piece of choreography.

In building its repertoire, Richard Alston Dance Company focuses on Alston’s new choreography but combines this with the re-creation of seminal past works from Alston’s career.

In 2011 Richard Alston Dance Company was nominated as Outstanding Company in the National Dance Awards, presented by the Critic’s Circle. Following its critically acclaimed performances for the Barbican Britten celebrations in autumn 2013, the company’s piece Phaedra was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Dance

February 2013. Alston is currently restaging his Carmen on Miami City Ballet, which will receive its premiere in February 2015. Alston is an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (in Dance) at Surrey University, and received an Honorary MA from University College Chichester. In 1995 he was named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France and in 2001 he received the CBE in the New

Music plays a vital part in the Company’s identity and since its inception Alston has used the work of a diverse range of composers including Brahms, Britten, Hoagy Carmichael, Heiner Goebbels, Scott Joplin, Astor Piazzolla, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Schumann, Shostakovich and Stravinsky.

Year Honours list. In 2008 he received, from the Critics Circle National Dance Awards, the De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement. In 2009, he was appointed Chair of Youth Dance England. In 2012 Alston was presented with the Award for Excellence in International Dance by the International Theatre Institute. He is a Trustee of the Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund.

Alston has just made All Alight for Phoenix Dance Theatre which premiered in February 2013 and has toured throughout the UK. Light Flooding Into Darkened Rooms has been remounted on New York Theatre Ballet and premiered in New York in

GENERAL The Government is URGING you to switch your Energy provider Dual-fuel customers of the big energy firms have missed big savings by not switching suppliers, early evidence from a competition inquiry suggests. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been investigating the energy market since last summer. It says that from 2012 to 2014, more than 95% of dual-fuel customers of the big firms would have saved money by switching tariffs or suppliers. The savings they missed ranged from £158 to £234 a year per customer. Richard Lloyd of consumers’ association Which? said the energy industry had failed its customers and the regulator would have to be much tougher. “Politicians and regulators have put too much faith in competition driving keener prices for

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GENERAL Buying a new bed this month? Look for the Big Tick logo It’s March again and that means one thing, it’s National Bed Month. This National Bed Month, consumers can now buy a new bed with the reassurance that it is ‘officially’ safe, clean and honest. The National Bed Federation’s ‘NBF Approved’ large tick logo means the manufacturer who made that bed has been independently audited to make sure they follow all the required procedures to produce safe, clean and hygienic mattresses. In short, that they are what they say they are. The move follows increasing mistrust among consumers about the products they are buying – particularly those where the contents are unseen and taken on trust, like beds and mattresses. The NBF is the UK trade association for British bed manufacturers. And to meet its new Code of Practice, member companies have had to go through rigorous and independent audits. “We wanted to ensure that our mark of approval really meant something,” said Jessica Alexander, executive director of the NBF. Particularly important to anyone buying a new bed is its safety and the reassurance that the mattress meets strict British flammability regulations. If it doesn’t - and recent publicity on BBC’s ‘Fake Britain’ programme which aired several times in 2014

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has highlighted the growing number of illegal mattresses being sold with counterfeit fire labels – then it could prove fatal if ignited. Silentnight Beds have released a video of flammability tests on mattresses undertaken in their laboratory, the results are shocking. A non-compliant mattress, which was purchased online, therefore on sale to the public, was on fire within two minutes and releasing significant amounts of toxic fumes within three minutes, by this time the fully compliant mattress had fully extinguished itself. Within six minutes, the room is fully consumed with smoke and fire, the average response time for fire fighters in the UK is nine minutes. See it for yourself on our TV in store or on our YouTube page, search for Sound Sleep Beds. Less dramatic but still concerning are health and hygiene issues. We all want to think the nice new bed we are getting in to is clean and hygienic – and the NBF Approved logo means consumers can be sure that the bed they are buying comes from a manufacturer with all the right procedures in place to be sure it is just that.

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GENERAL East Anglian Game & Country Fair The 2015 East Anglian Game & Country Fair will take place on Saturday the 25th & Sunday the 26th April, at The Norfolk Showground, Norwich. There will be lots of new displays including The Essex Dog Display Team which is generally accepted as the premier and longest established dog display team in Great Britain and Europe. The team appeared at Crufts for a record breaking eleven years and they were also invited to display at the Five Nations Rugby Tournament at Twickenham for the Calcutta Cup, England – Scotland match. They are the only civilian dog display team ever to be selected to appear at The Royal Tournament in front of Her Majesty The Queen, Prince Phillip and the Royal Family. Working with many different breeds of dogs (the majority of which have been rescued); the team produce a professional highly entertaining, action packed and informative display. The central feature of the display is a 100ft long by 8ft high ramp, which the dogs negotiate at high speed through hoops of fire. There are excellent equestrian displays and workshops at the East Anglian Game & Country Fair. UK Horseboarding Arena Demos “somewhere between scurry racing and wake boarding” describes Arena Boarding. Teams take on the clock around a course of gates, set to challenge the best boarders and horse riders, from long straights into sweeping bends and ninety degree turns. In terms of motorsport it is more like rallying or Formula 1. Teams have to work together to achieve the right racing line to take the bends and complete the course. New board technology has meant that board riders can get 32 | March 2015

more grips in the corners, but as the track gets scrubbed out, you will still see them power sliding round the bends kicking up dust like a rally car. This part of the sport has become so technical that board set-up, and even tyre choice has become critical. The teams push their boards to the limit as they fight it out, trying to shave 100ths of a second off their times. As will always happen, when sportsmen push themselves and their equipment to the limit, sometimes they find the edge. Crashes are frequent, - with the teams’ motto seeming to be “we will not win by going slower.” An absolute must-see spectacle - you will not be able to take your eyes off it, as teams achieving already unbelievable speeds, get faster with each race. Richard Maxwell, our Horse behaviourist, was in the Household cavalry with “Monty Roberts” and he will be demonstrating twice daily in the round horse pen, where you will be able to see the special understanding and training techniques that Richard uses to help horses overcome some of their fears. This is a fantastic opportunity to see Richard using traditional and natural techniques on horses that have been brought to the game fair by their owners for Richard to work on and this will be the first time that Richard will have seen the horse he is going to be helping. N & J Heavy Horses is a family run business which has been running for around 10 years, performing horse drawn carriage work up and down the country, such as weddings, proms, fetes

and carriage rides in the town of Southold. Their two Perchons aged 7, three Shires aged 9 to 11 and one Clydesdale aged 6 will be performing musical demonstrations which are fun for all ages with all different types of music; modern and oldies and is set to be enjoyed by all in both the Main and Countryside Arenas Pine Lodge School of Classical Equitation (Sat) present an invitation to see working equitation ridden by the riders who have represented Great Britain in the European and World Working Equitation Teams. These fine horses will demonstrate the grace needed to be at the top of their sport. The quest of lightness on their hooves, no involuntary movement, any direction easily and the art of doing nothing will all be demonstrated during their arena time. We have a fantastic line up of more free events to watch in the Main and Countryside Arenas. Ring displays also include 6 times FITASC Sporting World Champion, European Champion and English Open Champion John Bidwell performing his world famous off the hip trick shooting with an automatic and pump action shotgun shooting from the hip over his shoulders and from between his legs, this is a rare opportunity to see John’s display. West Norfolk Hunt will be taking the hounds for a parade of the ring, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Flight of the Falcons, Ferret Racing, Fly Fishing, Berkley Owls, Sheep Dog and Duck Display, Lurcher Displays, Gun Dog demonstrations and much more. The Mid-Norfolk Gundog Club has been providing its members with training and competitions for 30 years and this year the Club celebrates its 25th anniversary as a Kennel Club Registered Society. The Countryside Arena demonstrations illustrate the stages of training for spaniels and retrievers as they are prepared to become working gundogs. Trained gundogs have a vital role in any form of responsibly conducted game shooting.

In the Main Ring, the roles and work of spaniels and retrievers are demonstrated in the context of the shooting field. Mid Norfolk Gun Dog Club will be running the Gun Dog Scurry competitions and a Team Gundog Working Test - a competition for trained gundogs that simulates the problems the dogs will encounter when working. The competition, introduced to the East Anglian Game and Country Fair last year, is an ‘Open’ standard competition for teams of three experienced dogs and handlers representing clubs and societies from across East Anglia and takes place over both days of the fair. Expect and enjoy first class work and a keen but friendly competition from some of the best gundogs and handlers in the region. Whether you are a practicing falconer, nature enthusiast or not the falconry village is sure to keep you entertained. There will be mini events going on all day in the arena, lure swinging competitions, talks on hunting and a chance to practice you skills at catching a ‘wild injured owl’ plus several stands to browse along with expert advice from falconers. The Forestry Villages hosts The East of England Cutters & Climbers Competition and Pole Climbing Competitions. The forestry arena will be a buzz of activity with chainsaw carvings, felling demonstrations, tree climbing and pole climbing competitions. Tree workers from around the UK will be competing at this rare opportunity to see a working forestry village. If Bear Grills is your thing then Woodland Ways Bushcraft & Survival will be demonstrating their vast knowledge of bushcraft & survival techniques. There will be opportunities throughout the day to get ‘hands on’ and learn some skills for yourself. They will also be running ‘Pigeon Plucking’ competitions on their stand over the weekend. Find out how quickly you can prepare a pigeon for the table without using a knife.

GENERAL Norwich Vikings Trials Motorcycle Display will have a range of riders from those on modern bikes to those who prefer the classic bike and classes for all abilities. Riders will be taking their bikes around a purpose built obstacle course from old oil drums to large tree trunks. This will all take place within the forestry arena. Our game fair country kitchen has a great new line up with a variety of cookery workshops and demonstrations taking place over the weekend from a selection of local chefs, including Celebrity Chef Chris Coubrough, Roger Hickman, Andy Snowling, Eric Snaith and Na Hansell plus many more. The Cookery Theatre is housed in the centre of the busy food hall where you will find a wide variety of exhibitors from Norfolk and across the UK bringing unusual and mouth watering food and drink to the show for our visitors to sample, enjoy and purchase.

great selection of stands selling antiques, collectables, vintage and retro goods. They are the oldest, biggest and best monthly antiques fair in Norwich. Children of all ages will be able to take part in countryside activities and meet several animals. Stands at the event for little ones include Red Barn Farm, Woodbine Alpacas, Scratby Donkey Rides and of course Heart Radio. Join in and ‘have a go’ at a range of country activities from clay shooting with John Bidwell’s High Lodge instructors or enter the 40-bird re-entry shooting competition for men, women and juniors. Fly fishing with the Salmon and Trout Association, ferret racing and archery to paintballing and crossbows. Take a helicopter pleasure flight over the showground, try the air rifle range, hold a bird of prey or take a ride in a Landrover on the off road 4x4 course.

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Fine & Country Educational Zone: - A wide variety of some of the best Independent schools from across the region will be on view in the New Fine & Country educational zone. This large marquee gives all the visitors the opportunity to meet some of the staff and pupils from these schools and see some of the teaching and learning environments in a friendly environment. Come & join the Fine & Country team in the marquee for a complimentary hot drink. There are over 300 shopping stands with a wide variety of products from fashion and footwear to gun makers, eco products, fishing products and home improvements. Plus craft halls and gift marquees. The main bar will be serving a great selection of local beers and drinks over the weekend and the Sheringham shanty men will be performing during the day. We are delighted to announce that Norwich Antiques Market has again been added to the line up for this year’s show. Visit their stand on Avenue E for a

K9 Aqua Sports© will be holding its ‘K9 Jump Jet©’ Competition, which is the Long Jump for dogs into water, with Heats at 12.00pm (Midday) & 2:30pm on both days (Saturday & Sunday) of the show and the K9 Jump Jet© Finals will be held at 3.30pm on the last day (Sunday) of the show with the top Teams Dogs that have jumped the furthest distance within the 4 Heats Dogs, Fly ball Dogs, Gundogs, Obedience Dogs or even the Families Pet Dog are welcome, as long as they are over 6 months old and healthy. All K9 Jump Jet© Heat Participants will receive a Participant Rosette with Placement Rosettes for Top 6 Teams in each Heat. Enter your dog into the Dog Agility and Jumping competitions and ‘have a go’ arenas, the Pet Dog Show or even the popular Terrier & Lurcher Show which takes place on Sunday at 11am. This will be a qualifier for all major championships as well as the East Anglian Championship. Whether you want information about the Game Fair prior to buying tickets or want to know

Advance discounted admission tickets are available now online at or by calling the ticket hotline number 0871 230 1102 Calls cost 10p per minute from a BT landline plus standard network charges. Adult £13.00, Children (5-16 Yrs) £5.00 and Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) £36, (offer valid until midday 20/04/14 and a small booking fee applies). Under 5’s are Free and Car Parking is Free for all. On the gate prices: Adult £17.00, Children (5-16 Yrs) £6.00, Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) £46, under 5’s are Free and Free Car Parking for all. Become a member of the show. Priced at a very attractive £26 per adult, £11 per child (5-16 yrs) or £76 for a family (2 adults & 3 children) its great value! Beat the queues with prioritised car parking & admission to the show plus entry into the ringside Members’ enclosure with luxury loos! Membership tickets, gift packages, experience days and

lunches are also available to book online at or call 01263 735 828 for more information. Camping Weekend Tickets - Set in glorious parkland, The Norfolk Showground is a fantastic place to visit and camp for the weekend, conveniently situated just 5 miles from Norwich city centre. Just bring your Caravan, Camper or Tent and enjoy a fun filled short break in Norfolk with your friends and family! The Norfolk Showground provides excellent camping facilities plus you can enjoy two whole days at one of Norfolk’s most talked about family days out. Well behaved pets are most welcome too. Book early and save money on Camping weekend tickets visit for prices and full details. Keep up to date with all the latest game fair news and offers at Subscribe to our e-newsletter and join us on our social networking sites, or call 01263 735828 for more information.

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GENERAL Getting Advice on Financial Matters The world of financial advice has changed considerably over the years and it has become harder to know where to find independent advice. In the first of a series of articles on financial matters, Alison Rudd looks at the different types of financial adviser available. Financial advisers are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and new rules came into effect in January 2013 which imposed minimum qualification levels on advisers to help improve the quality of advice on offer. They also changed the way that you pay for advice: gone are the commission payments that used to be paid to the adviser by the companies that provide the pension funds, investments and other policies.

action, separating the product sale from the advice process and removing any suggestion of adviser bias. These changes have, however, had a knock-on effect in the advice sector: many banks and building societies have reduced the number of advisers available for all but the most wealthy of customers – and in some cases the advice teams have gone altogether. This has left something of a vacuum for the man on the street.

Having established that, then you should be aware that advice firms fall into one of two categories: independent and restricted. Both types of adviser will analyse the client’s needs, objectives and attitude to risk, make recommendations for suitable courses of action, and will charge you a fee for their advice service. The difference between the two lies in what products or strategies the adviser will take into consideration.

These have been replaced by fees charged by the adviser direct to the client. Fees are normally based on the time that the adviser needs to spend advising you and putting your plans into

So where can you go for advice now?

An independent financial adviser (IFA) will offer advice on the full range of investment options from all providers in the marketplace, without any influence or bias and without limiting their advice to a specific product area. An IFA is duty bound to give the most suitable advice from all possible solutions available so will give you the widest possible choice.

Firstly, look for a firm that is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

A restricted adviser will have self-imposed limitations on the products he or she will recommend. In practice, this will mean that the restricted adviser will either only recommend products from a limited number of providers, or will not consider certain products, or that he or she specialises in a particular area of the industry (eg pensions). A restricted adviser is required to explain these limitations to the client when giving advice. You can find details of independent and restricted adviser firms in the area at

Almary Green is a Chartered Firm and we were delighted to be given one of the industry’s top national awards, the Chartered Financial Planners of the Year 2014 Award, in November by the industry’s professional body, the Personal Finance Society. Many advice firms will offer a free initial discussion – sometimes face-to-face, sometimes over the phone – to allow you to explain your circumstances and your aims and to give the adviser a chance to explain their services and charges. The value of an investment and the income from it could go down as well as up. The return at the end of the investment period is not guaranteed and you may get back less than you originally invested. To discuss any aspect of your financial well-being, contact Alison at alison.rudd@ or call 01603 706740. Alison can be found at the offices of M+A Partners, Cyprus Close, Attleborough most Wednesday and is happy to arrange appointments there or in clients’ own homes.

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GENERAL Make a choice to change if you want a better life! Isn’t it great knowing that you are totally responsible for how you live your life. We are not animals that have keepers. Where you live, what you do, the money you earn, the job you have, the people you associate with, are all your choice and your doing. There are some things that are learned behaviours that perhaps we don’t like, but you have a choice to change that; Who called it a monthly income when it lasts just 2/3 weeks for most people? How about earning more than you can spend? Who said weekends had to be restricted to two days? Why can’t they be 3, 4 or 5 days?

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Who said you can only have two weeks holiday a year? Why can’t you have two weeks every month? If you’re happy existing, that’s great. If you’re not, you have to change something before it’s too late, but firstly you have to choose to make that change. What I find fascinating is just how many people do choose…. to do nothing! They just accept that that’s the way it is, what’s my lot, these are the cards I have been dealt, I just have to accept this is the best it’s going to be.

But why? Why don’t you choose to be better, earn more, spend more time with your family and friends, or whatever it is that makes you happy. Time is only a one time experience when it’s gone it’s gone forever. Be very careful how you either live or waste each day. If something is not quite right change it, even if it’s only a small thing. The first sign of insanity is to do the same things everyday and expect a different result. • If you choose to want more time freedom, you can have it. • If you choose to want to earn more money this year than last, you can have it. • If you choose to want to better your life, you can do it. • If you choose to want to make a difference, you can do it. You just have to choose to do it first, then you’re halfway there. So if you have made a choice

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Elderly Hearing Care Centre Open Days across Norfolk to Help Those with Hearing Loss One in six people in UK have a hearing problem, which equates locally to over 143,000 people in Norfolk alone! If you think this sounds familiar there are special events taking place across Norfolk this month. Hearing tests and professional advice are being made available free of charge to encourage people to take that first step. Award-winning, private hearing care specialists, The Hearing Care Centre who have 5 local centres across Norfolk have organised the following events: Monday 16th March 2015 (9am-5pm) Cecil Amey Opticians, WYMONDHAM

Tuesday 17th March 2015 (9am-5pm) Cecil Amey Opticians, DEREHAM Wednesday 18th March 2015 (9am-5pm) Cecil Amey Opticians, ATTLEBOROUGH Thursday 19th March 2015 (9am-5pm) Cecil Amey Opticians, HARLESTON

appointment only. This event is in no way related to the NHS. Norfolk Audiologist, Simon Myhill said, “By holding events such as these we hope to encourage those people who have been thinking for a while about having a hearing test, and just haven’t got round to it.

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Elderly Angelica Place Angelica Place offers networking and support group for carers and those living with dementia Angelica Place is extending an invitation to carers and friends of local people living with dementia in the Griston, Watton and Thetford, Brandon, Ashill and Carbrooke areas, to come along to its new social group, the ‘Friendship Café’. From 13th April 2015, the ‘Friendship Café’ will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm every Monday at Angelica Place day care centre in Manor Road, Griston. Following a relaunch last year, Angelica Place provides a supportive environment for people living with dementia. Specialist facilities include a 1950’s styled kitchen, a sensory room and garden, an Audrey Hepburn ladies’ beauty salon and

a barber shop. All toilet facilities are fully accessible and there is free parking on site. Designed for anyone who cares for a family member, friend or neighbour, the open minded support group offers a place where local people can talk to others who are also caring for a loved one living with dementia and share their experiences. Lyn Foulds, the ‘Dementia Champion’ who has been based at Angelica Place since it opened, will be available at the Friendship Café to provide advice, information and support to carers and to ensure that they have access to the right resources to assist them.

“Angelica Place is the ‘go-to place’ for advice, support and community-based services for local people who are living with dementia and those who are caring for them,” explains Lyn Foulds. “We are opening the café to all local people and would warmly welcome anyone who wishes to volunteer to help this to become a real hub for the community.” Each month’s activities will be published on the Manorcourt Homecare website and on the notice board at Angelica Place. The initial schedule of the Friendship Café is as follows:

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can be provided on request. Transport to Angelica Place can also be arranged. Commenting on the Friendship Café, Mike Osborne, Managing Director of Manorcourt Homecare said: “Angelica Place already provides a vital day care support service, offering specialist facilities for 70+ individuals and their families from Griston, Watton and surrounding areas. It was always our intention to develop a community-based hub to enable carers to access support and information from people who have specialist knowledge and experience of caring for people with dementia. The Friendship Café is the first step in building that wider support network in our local community.” Angelica Place is open Monday to Friday from 9am – 4pm at Manor Road, Griston, Thetford, IP25 6RG. For further information on the activities and facilities at Angelica Place, please visit, call a member of the team on 01953 889230, or visit www.

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• Monday 11th May: sharing and giving: share your knowledge, experience and good ideas on caring. Refreshments will be available at the Friendship Café and lunch

Elderly Yaxley House A warm welcome awaits you at Yaxley House Nestling at the end of a private drive in the pretty Suffolk village of Yaxley, just a few miles from Eye with it’s wealth of amenities, is Yaxley House. Offering exceptional residential and dementia care, with a real emphasis on individual and personalised care in a homely environment, such is the ethos in all Kingsley Healthcare homes. Yaxley House is a stunning home set in landscaped gardens with lovely views across open fields. Providing exceptional person centred care for up to 34 people we truly believe in delivering the highest standards. In particular, residents experiencing memory loss benefit from arguably the most enlightened approach to dementia care that exists in the

UK at the present time with our truly person centred approach. Our Home Manager, Paula Baker has in depth experience and knowledge of helping to deliver true support and personalised care for her residents and takes great pride in ensuring that her resident’s specific individual needs can and are met. Paula says of Yaxley House “I am grateful I have the opportunity of working with a great team in a wonderful home with it’s friendly and open atmosphere. We pride ourselves in working with families to ensure that our residents are provided with truly person centred individualised care. We don’t have visiting times as I feel they are too constrictive and believe in a family approach

to the support and care of our resident’s. I am truly passionate about the care we provide, which hopefully can be seen within the home”. There is a warm welcome to people from all walks of life into its happy, family environment. Yaxley has two separate areas of accommodation within the home, with the old house providing true home from home comforts and the new purpose built extension providing state of the art facilities to be proud of. All in all, a wonderful environment tolive in and to receive appropriate care and support from experienced staff that can ensure the emotional, physical and spiritual well being of all its residents are met. In order to support residents to make Yaxley House their home, residents are supported to customise their rooms with their own furnishings and use them as

a personal space for relaxing or greeting visitors. Everyone who lives here is encouraged to make full use of the communal areas, including the large private secure garden, plus they have the option to take part in a wide range of activities and events, and even trips out. Yaxley House also welcomes short term respite residents as we appreciate that even the shortest stays can provide valuable help. The staff and management would be proud to show you around their lovely home, please contact our Manager, Paula, to arrange a visit on: 01379 783 230 Our address and other contact details: Yaxley House Church Lane Eye Suffolk IP23 8BU Telephone: 01379 783 230

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