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Nikki Scott set up a charity to help children of men and women killed serving in the Armed Forces

Pride of Britain Fundraiser Award finalist for the East of the Anglia region


Nikki Scott's solider husband was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2009 leaving her with two young children.

Nikki, from King's Lynn in Norfolk, set up a charity called Scotty's Little Soldiers which supports children of men and women killed while serving in the British armed forces.

It's raised more than £1m and helped 100 bereaved children.

Double family tragedy inspired Danny Sweatman to raise thousands of meningitis research

Pride of Britain Fundraiser Award finalist for the East of the Anglia region


Danny from Norfolk has lost two brothers to meningitis and the family is dedicated to raising funds for the Meningitis Research Foundation.

He's run the London marathon, done naked sky dives and arranged a charity football match at Norwich City's Carrow Road ground. They've raised nearly £100,000.


Ed Williams takes swimming for charity to extreme lengths

Pride of Britain Fundraiser Award finalist for the West of the Anglia region


Ed Williams from Cambridgeshire loves swimming and has turned his passion into a prolific fundraising tool by swimming Lake Windermere and the English Channel for charity.

He's raised £70,000 and is now preparing to swim the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland.

We wants to complete the Ocean Seven - a series of the most difficult open-water swims around the world.

Peterborough woman becomes 'poster girl' for Motor Neurone Disease charity

Charlotte Fletcher Credit: Motor Neurone Disease Association
Poster on the London underground Credit: Motor Neurone Disease Association

A woman from Peterborough has been chosen as the face of a national poster campaign to highlight Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month.

Over the next few weeks, 29-year-old Charlotte Fletcher will appear on more than 650 posters at 130 train stations across England and Wales.

The poster, produced by the Motor Neurone Disease Association, will be officially unveiled at Peterborough train station today.


Hundreds brave sea for festive swim in Cromer

Crowds gathered at Cromer Pier in North Norfolk on Boxing Day to watch hundreds of people take a swim in the sea for charity.

Some were in fancy dress for the event, organised by the North Norfolk Beach Runners. It proved to be as popular as ever.

Many were keen to get in the sea, but just as keen to get out again.

Money raised will go to the Norfolk and Norwich Scope Association.

Click above to see some of the festive fun.

Hundreds take part in Boxing Day swim


Hundreds of people braved a swim in the North Sea this morning for the annual Boxing Day Dip at Cromer on the Norfolk Coast. Many of those taking part wore fancy dress and some of them went in three times.


They were watched by hundreds more people along the promenade near the town's pier. Organised by the North Norfolk Beach Runners this year's event raised money for the Norfolk and Norwich Scope Association for people with disabilities.


Thousands brave the sea to raise money for hospice

St Elizabeth Hospice Christmas Day dip

Hundreds of people celebrated Ipswich's St Elizabeth Hospice tenth Christmas Day Dip raising £40,000 for the Suffolk charity. The dip at Felixstowe beach, saw over 450 people celebrating ten years of thrills and chills.

DJ Andrew Storey proposes

This year DJ Andy Storey, getting the dippers and crowd warmed up with some festive and classic dance tunes, got the party going by proposing to his girlfriend of five years, Denise Turner.

St Elizabeth Hospice Christmas Day dip

The Christmas Day Dip first took place ten years ago in supporter, Peter Burt’s, back garden with just seven people taking part and Mr Burt and his family still come along every year and are always the first into the sea and the last out..

St Elizabeth Hospice Christmas Day dip

St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent charity which provides its services free of charge. The Hospice costs £9.1 million a year to run and relies on fundraising events such as the Christmas Day Dip, as well as donations and the income generated from its shops to meet the majority of those costs.

St Elizabeth Hospice Christmas Day dip
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