04 / 01 / 2023

Three colleagues braved 3 degrees temperatures, and below 1 degree water temperatures in Hunstanton on Wednesday 22nd December 2022, raising £595 for The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House.

Craig Baldry, Freddie Spence and Rob Preston are part of the Southend Road site management and project teams at Hunstanton. They planned and organised an early morning swim in the North Sea at Hunstanton Beach, to raise vital funds for The Norfolk Hospice.

Craig Baldry said “A massive thank you to everyone that took part, supported us and donated for our charity swim at Hunstanton. I must admit that it was Baltic, both in and out of the sea. We were really grateful for The Oasis Centre who let us use their showers to warm up! Raising this amount of money for The Norfolk Hospice means a great deal. They provide care, comfort and compassion to those in our community nearing the end of their lives and to their families and friends.”

Donations have been being received since the beginning of December, and the team had initially hoped to raise £300. Due to the levels of support, the target was raised to £500, which has again been exceeded.

The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House provides specialist palliative and end of life care to people living with life-shortening illnesses in the local area. People referred to their services have a variety of life-limiting conditions, including the many forms of cancer and neurological diseases. Not only this, but they also offer support, care and advice to their carers and families through all stages of their loved ones illness. They provide much needed support to approximately 1,100 families in West Norfolk each year.

Lovell Partnerships are building 32 residential flats at Southend Road Hunstanton as part of a long standing partnership with Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk. The development will consist of one, two and three bed properties.

Donations to the swim are still open here, and vital funds for the charity continue to be raised past the event.