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Church singathon, life saver and fond farewell

SalhouseSingathon468Twenty-four hours of song filled All Saints Church, in Salhouse, as more than 500 singers took part in a marathon singathon to raise more than £5,000 towards a kitchen and toilet building project.
 
Singathon organiser Peter Allies, husband of the church’s priest in charge, the Rev Lorna Allies, said everyone involved had help produce something “spectacular, unique and wonderful. He said: “It was absolutely brilliant. It was a fantastic goodwill success, with wonderful talent and variety.”
 
The All Saints Church Choir began the marathon which included everything from African music to a barber shop quartet to pop songs to songs from musicals.
 
The High Sheriff of Norfolk, Henry Cator, was among the people to perform, and groups taking part included Brundall Singers, Salhouse Primary School, Rackheath Primary School, Broadland Youth Choir, Norwich Community Choir, Oriole Singers, Hemblington Harmony, and Beccles-based Auriga Capella.
 
To see a recording of the singathon or to donate funds to the church visit: www.friendsofsalhousechurch.com  
 
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Cathedral machine is a life-saver

 
Norwich Cathedral has become one of the first in the country to install a life-saving defibrillator which is accessible to the public round-the-clock.
 
The defibrillator is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses and treats people in cardiac arrest and is located in a secure cabinet on the side of 12 The Close. The access code can be given out to members of the public who call 999 in the event of a cardiac arrest emergency.
 
Lay Canon Jane Rivett said it was a joint collaboration between the cathedral and Norwich School, which has already seen five other defibrillators strategically placed in buildings around the cathedral area and 35 members of staff given training in how to use them.
 
She said: “This is about the school and the cathedral providing a service to the community at large. The optimum time to get to someone with a defibrillator is three minutes, so to have these devices distributed across this large area means that it will be easier and quicker to get help to those who need it.”
 
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Church bids fond farewell


A congregation of 200 from Hethersett and the Meltons said farewell to their rector The Rev Di Lammas with a special sung eucharist service in St Remigius Church, Hethersett after 17 years in Norfolk and 33 since she was made a Deaconess in Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire.
 
Afterwards there was a celebration lunch where Margaret Waller, churchwarden of Little Melton Parish Church, led the accolades to the Rev Lammas. “The 17 years have seen some good times but also some difficult times, but today we are here to celebrate. Di always helped people with a need and her services were always special.”
 
“It has been such a privilege for me to work in the three parishes. I would like to thank everyone for their love and support over so many years,” Rev Lammas said.
 
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