Hello lovely Support Group members – How are you managing? Here is a lovely photo and comment from one of our wonderful Bear Shop Ladies – Alison. Pam and I went to see Robert at his Bear Shop in Elm Hill. As previous readers of the Newsletter and website, you will know he invites us […]
These are made by Alison and Elizabeth. Alison also had to get someone to take them into PBL . As you can see we are all interdependent on our drivers and also our friends and relatives. Alison said, “As we are shielding my husband, Joy collected everything and delivered to PBL. Rupert thought he would be […]
You may all remember that when this lockdown started, the wonderful Bear Shop ladies, who normally bake for the teas at the Bear Shop in Elm Hill, began to bake cakes for the staff at Priscilla Bacon Lodge. “We organized a rota and one cake was delivered to the Lodge every week. However, we had to adapt […]
11-year-old twins Ed and OB are producing an activity booklet called ‘The Rainbow Read’, which is being shared within Priscilla Bacon Lodge and in the wider care community. If you missed Issue 1, just click here to download it. Issue 2 is now available and can be downloaded here.
Claudia Mcinally has raised a fantastic amount of money for PBLSG in memory of her adored father Frank Macinally – thank you so much Claudia. Claudia had wanted to make it a specially memorable day and had organized an Inter-city pub Tug-Of-War, a Rod Stewart tribute act, a Karaoke session, a children’s entertainer, fun and entertainment, all with fantastic […]
Around two weeks ago, our sister charity Priscilla Bacon Hospice put out a request for rainbows to be displayed at Priscilla Bacon Lodge, to lift the spirits of the wonderful NCH&C NHS staff and their patients. To date, almost 100 have been received! More than 70 are already on display in the entrance of the Lodge and […]
Handmade hearts, personal messages and a new support helpline have been launched to support bereaved families in Norfolk. Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust (NCH&C) has set up the telephone service, which will be operated by chaplaincy staff and bereavement volunteers from Priscilla Bacon Lodge, seven days a week. Those who have lost a loved one […]
In response to the recent request for rainbows to decorate Priscilla Bacon Lodge for the amazing NCH&C NHS Trust staff and their patients, 11-year-old twins Ed and OB have really gone the extra mile! They have produced an activity booklet called ‘The Rainbow Read’, which is being shared within the Lodge and in the wider care community. […]
Staff were delighted to receive a donation of plants from Notcutts Garden Centre in time for the Easter weekend. With the country in lockdown and as a non-essential business, Notcutts Garden Centre in Norwich had to close their doors at one of their busiest periods. However, they wanted some of their stock to help make […]
As all the Summer functions have been cancelled, the ladies who normally bake for the open garden days at the beautiful Bear Shop in Elm Hill, are now baking for the staff at PBL, starting with a Simnel Cake for Easter. As one of our lovely ladies said, “I know how little time they have […]
Our Spring Newsletter is here! You can read it by clicking here.
This beautiful snowdrop from Julie James’ garden marks the coming of spring – and our next newsletter is on its way too!
A catch up on the great Christmas donations from Norwich Phoenix Male Voice Choir. Priscilla Bacon Lodge Support Group has benefited by over £1,050 because of the generosity of audiences attending concerts of Norwich’s Phoenix Male Voice Choir during the year. Nominated as the Choir’s Charity of the Year for 2019, some of the Choir […]
This year our AGM was a little later than usual and was held in September. However it proved a popular meeting with may familiar faces but we always have room for more (just about!!) Its lovely to hear that certain ‘buzz’ when people meet up with old friends and colleagues and there certainly was a […]
On behalf of the Trustees of Priscilla Bacon Norfolk Hospice Care, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to a service celebrating the remarkable work of the staff of Priscilla Bacon Lodge over the last forty years and giving thanks for the hospice movement in Norfolk and around the country. The service will be […]
St Gregory’s Orchestra conducted by Martin Wyatt 30th June It was wonderful to see an audience of 90 and an orchestra of 40 in the church when the St Gregory’s Orchestra came to perform a varied programme at Trinity. A selection from Oklahoma by Rodgers and Hammerstein included several very familiar songs with solos by […]
Wednesday 11th September 2019 at 7.00 pm in the Rowan Centre AGENDA 1. Welcome – Lady Bacon, President of the Support Group 2. Apologies 3. Minutes of the 2018 meeting 4. Matters Arising 5. Chairman’s Report 6. Presentation and adoption of accounts 7. Appointment of auditors 8. Report by medical team 9. Election of Vice […]
In memory of Louise Collier who received treatment and care at Priscilla Bacon Lodge before passing away at home on 21st February 2019. Louise’s Mum and Dad donated a gold necklace to be raffled off which raised a total of £500 for the Priscilla Bacon Charity. The winner of the necklace is Muriel Thrower. Mr […]
Today I had the pleasure and privilege to meet Colin and his sister in law Sandra. They were at PBL giving over £1400.00 to the Support Group so that we can continue to give those special things to all patients and relatives that make life just that little bit easier when life seems so sad […]
Edward Pearce kindly gave the donation that he received for giving a talk and demonstration to the Great Yarmouth Guild of Artists to us at the Support Group. Here is his card – a beautiful picture of Southwold Harbour by Edward. Thank you so much. Elizabeth
A massive thank you to Pete Edmunds for running and raising such a wonderful amount and to Sue for sending it in to us. John also raised money for us last year . They know PBL because his wife plays hand bells with Sue Wallend who works at PBL and conducts the Hand bells group […]
Norwich’s Phoenix Male Voice Choir came about as the result of several coincidental events. Firstly, the Norfolk Millennium Male Voice Choir had disbanded in 2009 after several successful years, which left several of its previous members at a loose end. Then, after a while, a number of them wondered whether starting a new male choir […]
What a delightful event. Bawburgh have a very nice Village hall and it was packed to the gunnels for the Quiz night on February 23rd. Rupert and Carolyn (both Volunteers at PBL) had done an amazing job in selling all the tables and more and in setting it all out so prettily ( thank you […]
Alexandra Kerridge, landlady of the Beehive Pub in Leopold Road, Norwich, and her wonderful clients, have done some wonderful fundraising for the PBL Support Group. They held a Christmas draw and raised a wonderful £250.00. A huge thank you to everyone.
Driving into work at Priscilla Bacon Lodge at this time of year I enjoy seeing the stunning colours of the trees which are changing each day showing every shade from the bright greens of summer to the fiery orange and golds of autumn. In Autumn the trees can show us how beautiful endings can be. […]
Please have a read of our Autumn newsletter by clicking here.
We are always indebted to our amazing relatives and friends for all our funds. And Tim’s marathon is such an achievement. Here is his story. Written by Tim Seely In June, I headed over to Ireland to run the Cork City Marathon in order to raise funds for the Priscilla Bacon Lodge Support Group, all […]
Our AGM was held on the 31st May. This year the committee decided to split the Lady Bacon Award for outstanding service to Specialist Palliative Care between two outstanding individuals. Lady Bacon was at the meeting to give out the awards to Christine Hawkins who has been the Modern Matron for PBL for the last […]
May 12th was a very happy occasion for everyone who came to the PBL FEST which was organised by our very own dear Ruth Donnerly –Bond , Laura Castle and many many of her friends, some of whom performed brilliantly during the day. Staff and Volunteers made cakes and collected and labelled prizes for the […]
In June our wonderful volunteers again did sterling service at the Bear shop in Elm Hill. Robert opened his beautiful garden for the National Garden Scheme and we did the teas and cakes for those who visited.. Robert , once again, generously gave us several items to raffle including a lovely bear the weather was […]
Norwich Splinters Scooter Club was set up in 2007, by a few people for their love of scooters and the music. They raise monies for various charities, but last year a member lost their mum and nanny to cancer. They recently held a charity night to remember them and choose to donate to the Priscilla […]
A five mile walk, raffle and cuppa and cakes all for our dear friend Jo Drake made an amazing £491.44. A big thank you form the Support Group.
As a member of the Support Group you are warmly invited to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting . The agenda is placed here for your information. It would be helpful if you could let us know your are able to attend by emailing Elizabeth via the website using the contact us form or tel. […]
A cake bake organise by Jasmin Hall that raised over £100.00 for the PBL Support Group in honour of Jasmin’s dear father Paul Betts who passed away at Easter time.
To help the support group and all its members come and be our minutes secretary. Meetings only once a month. If you’re interested in the role please email The Secretary by clicking here
PBL held their annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday December the 9th. As usual so many of the staff and volunteers gave up their time on Friday to prepare the Day unit which looked wonderfully festive with tables laden with goodies ready to open the following day. Saturday arrived and there was a queue waiting for […]
Priscilla Bacon Lodge was the charity chosen by the Norwich Philharmonic for their Family Christmas Concert this year. It was wonderful evening full of beautiful music and fun events. We were entertained by The Philharmonic choir, ably conducted by David Dunnett, who were joined by the Cawston Brass Band with their leader Leigh Sharpe who […]
How lucky we are to have these wonderful musicians singing for PBL. On Tuesday 19 December at 7.30pm at St. Andrew’s Hall. The Norwich Philharmonic Chorus will be singing and Cawston Band will be guests. A school choir will also take part. Further information on the Phil season of concerts, how to purchase tickets etc.. […]
The ‘Bear Shop Girls’ (Pam, Teresa, Gill, Pat, Carolyn, Lynn, Jan, Ruth, Rachel, Sylvia A and Sylvia S including our two special chaps – Andy and Olly – all PBL Volunteers) had another successful time serving Teas and homemade cakes at the Bear Shop in Elm Hill for the four Norwich Heritage Days. Robert, who […]
After their many, various and wonderful efforts we were very grateful to receive a cheque from James Kidd of Mills and Reeve for £9,500. To read more on this wonderful donation please read the EDP article by clicking here In the above picture from Left to right are members of the Priscilla Bacon Lodge Support […]
For some little time now the Support Group has shown their appreciation of the wonderful work that staff and Volunteers do by thanking them by sending them a letter and giving them a token of our regard in the form of a JLP Voucher. The latest to receive this has been Jane Prendergast, a Volunteer […]
Click here to read the Autumn 2017 Newsletter.
The ‘Bear Shop Girls’ (Pam, Teresa, Gill, Pat, Carolyn, Lynn, Jan, Ruth, Sylvia A and Sylvia S including our two special chaps – Andy and Olly – all PBL Volunteers) had another successful time serving Teas and homemade cakes at the Bear Shop in Elm Hill for the four Norwich Heritage Days. Robert, who owns […]
Volunteers from PBL manned a stall at Mannington Hall at Lady Walpole’s request as it was her hospice charitable day. We ran a raffle and people were very generous and we made £40.00. We made friends with lots of the other volunteers from the other Hospices – The Nook, Tapping House, and the East Coast […]
People are so kind and generous to PBL and this was just such a case with the Norwich Splinters Scooting Club who raised £300.00 for PBLSG. They also took the time to come and give it to the staff at PBL. Norwich Splinters Scooter Club was formed in 2007 by friends who enjoyed the […]
Just to let everyone know that our beautiful Edith Cavell Roses are brightening up a special corner of the PBL garden again this year.
Another really successful weekend at Roberts wonderful shop in Elm Hill! Again Robert was so helpful and kind and also gave us a fabulous bear to raffle – it had wonderful psychedelic hair and the children loved him. We made £400.57 which was amazing. So thank you Robert and Lynn and everyone at the Bear […]
Lady Bacon has opened the third Pop Up Shop at Taverham Garden Centre. Many of the Trustees, friends and staff gathered on a rather wet Wednesday 17th May for the opening of the third Pop Up Shop. It is located right on the way to the shops and café . It is well stocked and […]
We had a lovely time at the Support Groups AGM on Wednesday 17 May. Twice our chairman had to stop the ‘Networking’ ( I suspect a new term for gossiping or catching up!!) to get us down to business . But it is wonderful to see so many old friends and members and to hear […]
Mills and Reeve have continued to support us over the Christmas and into the New Year. We were very lucky to be invited to a beautiful Carol Service at St Georges Church Colegate, which many members from the firm attended. It was a joy to hear the beautiful choir (again from M&R ) but also […]
SUNDAY 21 MAY 2017 Raising Funds for your Chosen Charity Over the last 15 years the Rotary Clubs of Great Yarmouth and now Norwich Centenary have run the charity walk known as The Acle Walk. This year the walk is taking place from The Upton Village Hall on Sunday 21 May and is now known […]
Reed is a global business and I operate from the Norwich branch as a Human Resources Recruitment Consultant. Reed support three main charities; Ethiopiaid, The Big Give and Womankind Worldwide. This is on a global scale and here in Norwich, we wanted to raise funds for a local charity and something close to home. The […]