Norwich schoolchildren revive zombie Spice Girls for charity Halloween event

Two Norwich schoolchildren have raised over £400 for a local charity hosting a Halloween event which featured a visit from some zombie “Spice Girls”.

Esme (aged 9) and Jeannie (aged 5) Burrell from Norwich were inspired to fundraise for Nelson’s Journey, following a visit to the charity’s art exhibition in the Forum during the summer.

But what started out as a plan to make collectable “squishys” to sell around the school, soon escalated into the girls planning and hosting a full-scale Halloween party with Ghost Bowling, Creepy Cocktails and Giant Worry Eater games. 

On the night of Halloween, Esme and Jeannie transformed the Norwich Rugby Club into a ghoulish Halloween spectacular which featured a visit from some zombie Spice Girls…only days before the real Spice Girls announced their comeback.

The Halloween Party, which was sponsored by Heritage Will Writers, raised £401.68 for the children’s Bereavement charity, Nelson’s Journey which supports children and young people up to their 18th birthday who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life. They provide a range of support, appropriate for the needs of each child or young person which can include one-to-one support and opportunities to meet others their age who have also experienced a bereavement.

Heritage Will Writers Golf Day raises over £5,000 for local charity Nelson’s Journey

East Anglia’s leading dedicated Will writing service, Heritage Will Writers, hosted their 2018 Charity Golf Challenge last week, raising £5,434.72 for a leading Norfolk child bereavement charity.

The Golf Challenge was held at the Royal Norwich Golf Club, Hellesdon with proceeds being donated to Norwich based charity, Nelsons Journey. The 18 teams who entered enjoyed an 18-hole round of golf, two course dinner, charity auction, raffle and prize giving ceremony. 

Heritage Will Writers Managing Director, Kathy Long said “We are delighted that our supporters and everyone who joined us on the day have raised such a fantastic amount for this amazing charity. Several members of our staff have visited Nelson’s Journey’s Smiles House and got a real understanding of the fantastic work that they do to support bereaved children, so it really is a charity that is close to our hearts.” 

At the start of the year, Heritage Will Writers joined the NJ Twenty20 scheme – A commitment taken by 20 Norfolk businesses to raise a minimum of £1,000 each to help celebrate the 20th year of Nelson’s Journey.  Earlier this year, several members of the Heritage Will Writers Team took part in a tandem skydive raising over £1,000 for the charity.

Kathy continued “We are so pleased with the support that we have had from local businesses in hosting this event.  We are especially indebted to Philip Miller and the team at The Holden Group for their sponsorship and supplying some amazing prizes including a new Honda Type R car as the prize for a hole in one.”

Gena Moore, Corporate Fundraiser for Nelson’s Journey said “We have been overwhelmed with the different and innovative ways that the 20 businesses who are supporting us have decided to fundraise for us, and the Heritage Will Writers golf day is no exception. The money raised by all the businesses will pay for a Child Bereavement Support Worker for a year, helping to support hundreds of children following the death of an important person in their lives.

“The Heritage Will Writers Golf Day was a great way to raise awareness of our work with bereaved children in the local area, amongst local golfers and business-people who came along to enjoy the event. We were also delighted to have the opportunity for one of our volunteers to tell everyone how Nelson’s Journey helped his family following his bereavement.”

Royal Norwich Golf Club Office Manager, Shelley Coventry said “Royal Norwich was delighted that Heritage Will Writers chose to hold their golf challenge day with us, especially as it is our last full season at Hellesdon.  We are moving in September 2019, so this was one of the last opportunities to play at our historic site in our 125th anniversary year”

Established in 2002, Heritage Will Writers are East Anglia and the South East’s leading dedicated Will writing service, serving tens of thousands of clients. In addition to writing Wills, the team offer a full probate service, secure document storage and can help with trust enquiries, powers of attorney and property ownership changes.