Colouring Lives Sponsored Abseil – It's All Down Hill from Here!

Monday June 21st at 10.30 at the Jarrold's building in Norwich will see the launch of the of the 'Colouring Lives' campaign, a joint initiative between the Pavilion Theatre, Cromer Pier, Openwide International and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Arts Project.

Over the next two years the task is to raise funds to brighten the children’s wards and allied areas of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

This first event is being supported by two teams of three, from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital the team is lead by the Chairman of the NHS Trust David Prior ably supported by Consultant Paediatrician Kate Armon and Hospital Arts Co-ordinator Emma Jarvis. David Prior said “We are delighted with the support being given by Openwide International and the Pavilion Theatre, it is always good to see businesses putting a little back into the community and this we feel is a particularly good cause”.

He went on “This is a first for me, as an MP I was often ‘on the ropes’ but never left dangling on one. I am sure we will all enjoy the experience and hopefully have raised our first target of £900 towards the ‘colouring’ the paediatric anaesthetic room”. He went on ” I am hoping I will not become a patience of our Trauma and Orthopaedic Department”.

Leading the team for the Pavilion Theatre is General Manager Richard Howard; although this a first time for him Richard remains confident that he will enjoy the experience. Supporting Richard are Rory Holburn Creative Director of Openwide International the company who manage the Pavilion Theatre and Cromer Pier on behalf of North Norfolk District Council and Bruce Stratton of CTIS the company responsible for the Pavilion Theatres PR.

Richard Howard said “I am sure that once I am on the roof it will all be very easy, I am sure of one thing the cause is a great one and I hope our efforts will be rewarded by generous sponsorship”.

Members of RAF Honington, under the command of Sergeant John Terdgett, will control the abseil. ‘Colouring Lives’ is extremely grateful to Jarrold's of Norwich for the use of their building and the enthusiasm in helping to organise the event. Our thanks also to RAF Honington for supplying the necessary expertise and equipment.

‘Colouring Lives’ is also attending the Royal Norfolk Show. There stand kindly donated by the show organisors will create awareness to the fundraising and give children the opportunity to enter a free competition to design a picture for the hospital and to take part in a fun ‘Mass Painting’. Four large canvasses will be laid out ready to give for visitors to the show their chance to contribute a small part of the picture. Under the guidance of a local artist the four completed canvases will be displayed in the hospital.

Emma Jarvis Hospital Arts Co-ordinator said, “This is a great way to get everyone involved. The four canvasses will depict four different ways of Norfolk life, ‘A day at the Seaside’ ‘Life on the Norfolk Broads’ ‘Norfolk Farming’ and Norwich a Fine City’.

She went on “The idea that we can all do a little to ‘colour’ the lives of children when they are in hospital, must surely be dear to everyone’s heart and this is a fun way of achieving that aim”

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From the roof or on the street below, the teams will ascend in twos ‘one from each team gliding effortlessly to the ground in perfect harmony’.

Because of the nature of the event we request that if at all possible we have prior notice of your attendance.

Media Contact: Bruce Stratton, CTIS Ltd, 01263 515900 or mobile  07850 050715

Thursday 17th of June 2004 12:00:11 PM