Healthier Sheringham have set up Sheringham Helps as a way to both bring together and celebrate the huge array of community groups, activities and support there is available within the town for the community.
Over 50 organisations and groups are coming together to take part including Experience Sheringham and the Sheringham Chamber of Trade and Commerce.
Morning Networking Activities from 11am
In the morning there is a networking event for all the groups to get to know what is available in the town and forge links with connected groups. This is to support groups to learn from each other, support each other and make groups more sustainable.
Afternoon Public Activities from 1pm to 4 pm
From 1pm the Fair will be open to the public. Stall have activities and fundraising games as well as are keen to discuss what they offer and also volunteering opportunities. The emergency services will be there, including Sheringham’s Community first Responder Team. Sheringham’s local musical groups are coming including the Sheringham and Cromer Brassband under Jane Bussey who will be giving people the chance to get up close with the instruments. Local Musician Ervin Munir will be entertaining people on the stage. There will also be Belly Dancing Demonstrations.
On the sofas there will be a programme of events for workshops and discussions. Michelle Rowlinson will be available offering support and discussion around the Menopause, Kate Davis will be running a learn to crochet session. Sheringham Dementia Friendly community will also be running a support session on living well with Dementia.
The NHS will also be there offering NHS Health checks from 1-4. Healthwatch are also coming to listen to your views about the state of health services in Norfolk and feedback your priorities to the Integrated Care Board (NHS) Mental Health Support is also covered with Mind Attending including their youth recovery workers and PACE Walking project.
Sheringham Shed along with Muddy Boots and Felbrigg are attending to provide opportunities for getting outside and physical activity. The are support groups for carers and memberships for those living with dementia and their carers through the Reef , who are attending Grassroots Postnatal is one looking to support our young families.
Support groups such as Sheringham Community Support will be there along with the Sheringham Community Food Club and the North Norfolk Foodbank and Sheringham Community Fridge. All of whom will accept donations to support the vital work they are doing in the Sheringham community
The Lighthouse Community church have kindly supported this event with a venue and also running the Community Café for the day and the Threadbear Charity Shop on the day. The indoor soft play area will also be available.
NNDC Community connectors have been working closely with Healthier Sheringham and will also be in attendance at the event to help people make connections to activities they may enjoy as well as support local groups to be connected.
There is limited parking at the Lighthouse due to activities sited on the Car park. Additional parking is available at St. Andrews Methodist Church and the Doctors surgery close by. There is a drop off facility for blue badge holders.
Liz Withington Lead Healthier Sheringham / NNDC District Cllr / Sheringham Community Support /SDFC
“ This event not only celebrates the amazing groups, activities and organisations we have in Sheringham to support our community but is a chance for people find out more and improve their health and well being by taking part in some of the activities on offer. It is also a way of people accessing support they may need and finding opportunities to reduce loneliness. “
“ We hope the community will come out to support this event as with over 50 stalls and workshops too there is something for everyone. The local organisations can see the benefit of this way of working and it has been so popular we have a waiting list. Working together, we can improve quality of life in our community and also make us more resilient. Importantly we can make Sheringham an even more special place to live and work and visit.”
Paula Prince Healthier Sheringham /Sheringham Carnival / Sheringham Community Support
Sheringham is built on volunteers and this is an opportunity to find out about all the chances there are to be more involved in groups and activities whether that is arranging walks, helping with music activites aith Playing for Cake or being part of the North Norfolk Railway or Little theatre who are all coming along, digging at the Priory Patch in the community garden . Volunteering doesn’t just help the organisations and people who attend but it can also help in supporting our own feel good factor and seeing the world as a better place. Events like this are so important to connect people up with their communities. “
Anneliese Maerz Age Concern North Norfolk Cremer Street Sheringham
“As part of Healthier Sheringham we have been able to connect with more support agencies and activities in the town. The networking side of this event is therefore really important to build on those connections and make us stronger as a community. However it also has a really important role in helping the community to understand what is available to support them and how they can access that support. There is so much we can do in the community to help ourselves we must make sure people know where to go. “
Janet Eastwood Chair of the Sheringham Medical Practice Patient Participation Group(PPG) / Lead on Sheringham Dementia Friendly Community
“Events like Sheringham Helps are a great way for the community to find out what exists in their community but also to share the gaps. With organisations such as the PPG and Healthwatch Norfolk attending people can feedback what they need. Then with greater connectivity in the community groups and organisations we can help to try and drive forward the change which may be needed or plug the community gaps”