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Archived News 2014
ECT Fund rasing weekend | May 2014
Following a three day fund raising event at Great Yarmouth over the May Bank Holiday weekend, the generous people and holiday makers of Great Yarmouth contributed a total of £1,122.62 to the East Coast Truckers Charity. All the money raised will be used in our continued commitment to Deliver Loads of Fun to Special Children.

Saturday and Sunday we were situated between the American Diner and Joyland with our exhibition trailer which was delivered to the venue by Doug Duff with his work unit from Logistic Planning Services.
Various trucks were parked in front of Britannia Pier. Saturday we had Trevor and Rodney Howlett’s ERF and Scania and a show unit from Harveys (Sindells ERF).

Sunday, Gordon Saye had arranged for members to bring their working units from Foulgers Transport, Star Transport and Asco (UK) Ltd. Entertainment was provided by DJ Darren Golding who also arranged for some of the TS Warrior Naval Cadet Corps Band to come along which pleased the watching crowd. Thanks go to Darren Golding for comparing and keeping the spectators up to date to what was going on and why we were fund raising and to his wife Hazel for being the ‘tea lady’.

On Monday we set up on the Market Place and were helped by Paul and Tracyanne Webster from Rumour HAS it Roadshow providing balloons and face painting.

Over Sunday and Monday Sharron Whales from UTR Music Promotions arranged for several local artists to perform on our stage. These included Alter Ego, Louise Rene, Darrian Collier, Tesla Jets, Kolin Durier, Zacharie Lambert, Roy Schram, Hannah Crust, Trev Brunwin, Jos Brunwin, David Cronin, Davey Whales & James Nunn. All these artists gave their time free of charge.

Over the three days we also had a tombola run by Jackie Noy and helped by Betty Tortoise. The children were given free sweets, blow bubbles and could take a gift from the free lucky dip. Children were also given the chance to sit in any of the units.

We were due to finish at 4 o’clock on Monday but as we having so much fun, Darren was encouraged to give us a few songs and several people joined in with an impromptu dance. The weekend finally finished about 5.30 when Neville Challis hooked up the trailer and delivered it back to Great Ellingham. Thanks go to Barry Germany and Tom Barton from Foulgers Transport for allowing their units to be used at this event.

The weekend would not have been possible without the permission granted by the Great Yarmouth Borough Council and the free parking permits supplied by them.  Also the support received from Michael and David Cole, owners of Joyland and the American Diner.

All in all it was a fun packed weekend, helped by the lovely weather and we are extremely grateful to everyone who supported this event.

Finally special thanks go to Derek Thorndyke (Prinny) helped by Ray Sarsby for pulling this event together and making it a resounding success.

Norwich City Concert Band
choose ECT as chosen charity
| March 2014
The Norwich City Concert Band has announced that the East Coast Truckers will be their chosen charity for 2014.

This Concert Band is based in Norwich and consists of a committed group of Woodwind, Brass and Percussion players. They play a wide range of music at various venues in and around Norfolk throughout the year. Since 1999 they have raised money for several deserving charities.
On Wednesday 26th February we were invited to their first concert at the Great Hospital Norwich and spent an enjoyable evening in the company of the deputy Lord Mayor, James Wright and the Sheriff of Norwich, Graham Creelman.

The band performed a varied selection of traditional polkas, military marches and songs from West End musicals. During the interval we were able to speak to the dignitaries, band members and some of the residence from the Great Hospital to promote the good work of our charity and give an update on the projects we have achieved.

We look forward to a great relationship with the Norwich City Band and wish them every success with their fundraising. They have a view dates in their diary and if you can go along, please do so, you will not be disappointed. For times of these events and more details about the band please visit their web site www.nccb.co.uk

Lost in Pantoland | February 2014
On 22nd February 2014 some of our Special children and our members were treated to an enjoyable performance of Lost in Pantoland by the Ashwren Players at Wreningham Village Hall.

This unusual panto was written by local writer and director Val Keel in collaboration with Jackie Smith and takes a look into the world of pantomime 20 years on.

The panto starts with two hikers caught in a torrential thunderstorm who take refuge in the Wreningham village hall. The story unfolds with Prince Richard (son of Snow White) and Princess Astrid (daughter of Cinderella), who are in love and have to marry before Richard turns 21 or the crown will go to the evil Prince Victor. Victor has teamed up with Morgana, Queen Snow White’s evil stepmother who is out for revenge following her banishment. The hikers lend a hand to bring this story to a happy conclusion.

This panto was cleverly written and well performed. Our children were eager to join in with ‘He’s behind you’ and were on time to boo the evil Prince Victor and Morgana.

Some of the parents comments following the panto:

Another great trip thank you so much.
Thank you we all had a great time x
Thank you so much. Michael had a great time today.
Thank you everyone for today and thank you Prinney I know Megz and AJ enjoyed today’s panto was brilliant xx

Dates for 2014

Friday 7th March
Saturday 3rd May
Saturday 10th May
Saturday 14th June
Saturday 5th July
Saturday 5th July
Saturday 3rd August


Concert of West End Show and Film Music
Concert of West End Show and Film Music
Horning Boat Show
Bandstand Concert
Lord Mayors Celebrations
Lord Mayors Celebrations
Bandstand Concert

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Methodist Church Norwich  
Horning Village playing field   
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Guildhall Hill Norwich  
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Gentleman's Walk Norwich  
Chapelfield Gardens Norwich
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Archive News 3

East Coast Truckers Convoy |
August 2014

Trip to Banham Zoo |
May 2014

ECT Fund Raising Weekend |
May 2014

Adventure on The Poppyline | April 2014
Castle Mall Norwich chooses | March 2014
ECT as their new charity
partner for 2014/5

Norwich City Concert Band |
March 2014
choose ECT as chosen charity

Maggie Lucus  1942 - 2014
| March 2014

Lost in Pantoland | February 2014
New postal address:
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