East Anglia

Welcome to the East Anglia page. Here you can find out what is happening in your area, and how you can organise an event yourself.

Area covered: Covers Bedfordshire (Luton), Cambridgeshire (Peterborough), Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk (Norwich) and Suffolk.

Need some local fundraising support?

Your Community Fundraiser is here to give you a hand by offering you support, materials and advice. Alternatively, tell us about your fundraising idea and we will get in touch with you. 

Soraya Bowen
Community Fundraiser - Hertfordshire
Email: Soraya.Bowen@alzheimers.org.uk
Tel: 07484 924598

Mussara Gray
Community Fundraiser - Essex
Email: Mussara.Gray@alzheimers.org.uk
Tel: 07525 403826

Jenna Veneziani
Community Fundraiser - Norfolk & Suffolk 
Email: Jenna.Veneziani@alzheimers.org.uk
Tel: 07484 504825 

Jordan Hughes
Community Fundraiser - Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire
Email: Jordan.Hughes@alzheimers.org.uk
Tel: 07703 716758 

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Future Events

First Saturday of Every Month – Norwich Dance Club Monthly Charity Dance. At Hellesdon Community Centre, Norwich, NR6 5SR, 7.45pm-10.45pm. Visit www.norwichdancers.danceorg.uk or phone 01603 716608 for more information.

1-31 March 2018 – Janet Goodman’s Art Exhibition and Fundraiser. Being held at Norski Noo’s Gallery, 7 Georges Yard, Nunns Way, Dereham, NR19 2DB.

Friday 9 March 2018 - Father and Son Rugby Charity Match 2018. Being held at Thurrock Rugby Club, Long Ln, Oakfield, Grays, Essex, RM16 2QH. If you would like to be involved in the game please contact Ben on 07949942611 ASAP.

Saturday 24 March 2018 - Zumbathon. Being held at South Grove Community Centre, Grove Street, Woodston, Peterborough PE2 9AG at 2pm. Organised by 12 year old Hannah Thompson who has been fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society and three other charities since August 2017. Contact Julie, Hannah’s Mum, on 07881 696067 for more info.

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March - Art Exhibition. Being held in Brentwood, in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. View and buy paintings, enjoy yummy cakes and join in with the raffle with a chance to win a week’s stay in Spain. For more information and if you can help by donating prizes for this event please contact Jean Ball by email on jeanball@outlook.com

Saturday 7 April 2018 – Charity Ball in aid of Alzheimer's Society. Being held at Knights Hill Hotel, King’s Lynn, PE30 3HQ. Tickets can be purchased at www.eventbrite.co.uk. For more information, please email lantrua17@outlook.com

Saturday 21 April 2018 – Steven Savage Piano Recital. St Mary’s Church, Woodridge, Suffolk, IP12 4LU. Tickets are available from Woodbridge Violins, Market Square.

Saturday 28 April 2018 - Dolls House. Dolls' House Miniatures Talk & Refreshments at Trinity Church Centre, Thorpe Marriott, NR8 6XE. Cost £5.00 including tea or coffee and cakes A talk by Ursula Franklin including a PowerPoint presentation and a display of Dolls’ Houses and Doll Houses Miniatures.

Monday 30 April 2018 - The Sandy Kennon Charity Golf Day. Being held at Gorleston Golf Club, Warren Road, NR31 6JT, 12 noon start. For an entry form please contact valerie.cadmore@alzheimers.org.uk or ring Gorleston Golf Club 01493 661911.

Saturday 5 May 2018 - Gatsby by Alzheimer’s Society. Join the Alzheimer’s Society Volunteer Fundraising Group in Peterborough on for a Great Gatsby inspired ball! Being held at The Fleet, Fletton, PE2 8DL, 7pm til late. Contact Grazi Ciniero for more info and tickets (£35 each) by emailing Graziella.ciniero@alzheimers.org.uk.

Sunday 6 May 2018 - Midsummer's Ball. Being held at Greshams Social Club, 312 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 3QJ. This evening will include a fab disco, a brilliantly prized raffle, an incredible auction and lots of fun! Tickets can be purched by emailing lisa@virtuallyassistive.co.uk or call 07802 586357.

Sunday 27 May 2018 - Bergholt Bomb Along. The Begholt Bomb-Along is back! Register for the 20, 40 or 60 mile bike ride online today. The organiser Paul has raised over £13,800 for Alzheimer's Society over the past four years through this event and hopes to raise another £3,800 this year! For more info email info@bomb-along.com or call Paul on 07717 328668.

Saturday 2 June 2018 - Family Fun Day. Being held on The Severals in Newmarket. Join Julie and Tracy as they host the third Family Fun Day in aid of Alzhiemer’s Society. For more info about the event and if you are interested in volunteering on the day to lend a hand, please email them at charityfamilyfunday16@yahoo.com.

Friday 22 June 2018 - Memory Ball in aid of Alzheimer's Society. Being held at The Arlington Ballroom, Leigh-On-Sea, SS9 3LL. Three course meal and Dancing to the sounds of The Boomers. For more information and tickets, please contact Corinne on 07810648304 or at Corinne.taylor81@googlemail.com.        

Local volunteering opportunities

Do you have some time to spare? Everyone has something to contribute to the Society. Volunteering is flexible, ranging from a few hours a year to several hours a week. It's your choice.

Check out other exciting volunteering opportunities in the East Anglia area or contact your Community Fundraiser to discuss.

More about Alzheimer's Society in the East Anglia and Central area

In the East Anglia and Central area there are over 64,000 people with dementia and it is predicted that this figure will rise to over 95,000 by 2021.

There are support groups and local services which provide day care and home care for people with dementia, as well as support and befriending services to help partners and families cope with the demands of caring.