Published: Monday, 15th February 2021
The fourth Love West Norfolk day was marked on Sunday 14 February. People, organisations and businesses used the day to send out their message of thanks.
The day finished with the video below being shared on social media channels.
There are still ways to join in by printing off some of the free resources available through the Love West Norfolk website.
There was an outpouring of gratitude as people said ‘thanks west Norfolk’ on this year’s Love West Norfolk day.
After the difficulties of the last year, and in recognition of the difference people have been making for others, campaign organisers decided to theme this year’s Love West Norfolk day around the theme of saying thanks west Norfolk.
On the day, individuals and organisations – such as Fairstead Community Shop, King’s Lynn Samaritans, KES Academy Sports, King’s Lyn Park Run, Norfolk Chambers of Commerce, and the College of West Anglia - all got involved, sharing their gratitude online.
T/Superintendent Lou Provart, the Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Councillor Geoff Hipperson, Father Adrian Ling, Councillor Brian Long, and Lorraine Gore were amongst those sharing filmed messages to the community throughout the day.
And, the borough council, the QEH, Freebridge Community Housing, and Visit West Norfolk all took over the campaign’s social media Twitter account to convey their own messages of thanks to the community.
Prior to the day, members of the public were invited to submit their own messages of thanks which were unveiled on a wall of thanks: Thank You Wall – Love West Norfolk And, throughout the day, the Love West Norfolk heroes – who were all nominated by members of the public last year – were once again highlighted online.
The day culminated in a thanks west Norfolk film which featured the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk Lady Dannatt MBE, Liz Truss MP, and James Wild MP, alongside local and community leaders.
James Bagge, Love West Norfolk’s Ambassador said: “Thank you to everyone who got involved in Love West Norfolk day. It offered us an opportunity to reflect and think about those who have lent a helping hand at such a difficult time, and there was so much heartfelt gratitude expressed for others.
“It was a pleasure to read the many messages, and it is clear that people in west Norfolk have gone above and beyond to support others. So once again, I would like to echo those words and say – thanks, west Norfolk.”