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‘Vote for Cringleford’s Acts of Kindness’ plea

Cringleford Hub’s mission to unite the new community has led organisers to launch a year-long Acts of Kindness project in 2019 – and they’re appealing for your votes.

The scheme aims “to promote mindful compassion in order to help everyone to lead happier, healthier, more connected lives.”

Organisers are urging residents to vote for the project in the Aviva Community Fund 2018 scheme at www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/campaign/getinvolved before the November 20 closing date.

A hub spokesman said: “Having a year-long project promoting and enabling opportunities for individuals, families, groups, clubs, businesses and organisations to ‘pay it forward’ in our rapidly-expanding village, will enable the practice of kindness to become a habit; a way of being.”

Funding from the Aviva scheme would help create a “pledge register” for the Acts of Kindness, publicise the project and buy items for craft activities, gifts and props to take out to local organisations.

“Cringleford Hub’s story has grown out of the conviction that people can have a real and beneficial impact on the communities where they live and work and beyond, with practical and committed loving service,” the spokesman added.

The hub currently runs a community café, a weekly toddlers’ group, a children’s film group, in conjunction with Cringleford Parish Council; a weekly worship group, and community events from picnics to art trails.

Finnbar’s Force needs your votes

The family and friends of a little Hethersett boy who died last year from a brain tumour are urging everyone to support the charity set up in his memory by voting for it to receive up to £25,000.

 

People have until November 21 to vote in the 2017 Aviva Community Fund project which sees grants given out to good causes supported by public votes.

 

Finnbar’s Force has already made it through to the voting stage and now needs supporters to vote for the charity and put it through to the final judging round.

 

The charity was set up in memory of five-year-old Finnbar Cork (pictured) who died in August last year.

 

On the charity’s Facebook page the organisers urge: “We need you to vote for us (you get 10 votes, so please vote 10 times!). Not only that, but we need you to spread the word for us and about us to EVERYONE you can through Facebook, word of mouth and every other way that you can think of! So please, share, share, share!”

 

If successful, the charity would put the money towards one of its aims, developing an advocacy service for families affected by a brain tumour diagnosis, providing guidance and specialist knowledge to help them understand their options, seek second opinions and ensure communication between all services is as clear as possible.

 

To vote for Finnbar’s Force visit: https://www.aviva.co.uk/good-thinking/community-fund/