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from a target of £60,000.00

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Norfolk has always had a special place in my heart and in the past year I have had the pleasure and privilege of serving as the High Sheriff of Norfolk. 

The focus of my year has been around celebrating volunteering across the county. I have met some wonderful people and in particular become aware of the critical role of unpaid carers; those caring for loved ones, who perhaps don’t see themselves as volunteers and may not have felt that their caring was ever an active choice, but more something they needed to do. Many of these carers go about their roles with little support for themselves and so I have been inspired to raise awareness of the invaluable role they play and raise funds to support and nurture those unpaid carers who themselves give so much to others. So I thought to myself, what could I possibly do?

In the Middle Ages, people would undertake pilgrimages as an act of celebration or a display of their dedication to a cause they truly believed in. Taking inspiration from this, in March I will begin a modern pilgrimage of my own to honour Norfolk and its vibrant community spirit. Starting from my birthplace in Stradsett, I will be walking the 1500 miles to Santiago de Compostela, which is located on the west coast of Spain. 

'A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step'; a 1500 mile walk with a sense of trepidation! But I am confident with your support that each step I take will raise awareness of and support this worthy cause.

Taking full and unapologetic advantage of all the exceptional people and contacts I have made in the last year, I would love to raise at least £60,000. Whether you can give 1p, 10p or £1 a mile, every little bit is appreciated and will get me closer to my target. This is what your money and support can achieve; www.walking4norfolk.com

Thank you so much for your support. 

James Bagge

The monies raised to support carers will be collected and distributed through Norfolk Community Foundation. You can also donate by sending a cheque to Norfolk Community Foundation, St James Mill, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1TN. Cheques must be made payable to Norfolk Community Foundation. Please reference Walking 4 Norfolk. Please visit our website to obtain a gift aid form.

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Total donations: £34,794.00



£500.00 (+ £125.00 giftaid)

I find it disappointing that the state can spend millions on armed forces, vanity projects, and the like, yet these young people, and those they care for, are overlooked. Shameful

Jules Stutchbury


£15.00 (+ £3.75 giftaid)

All the very best, James, on your 'expedition'. We'll get you booked in for a foot massage when you get back!

Stephen and Catkin Parker


£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Very impressive challenge (and Inspiring!) - a perfect follow on from your High Sheriff duties. May the trip go well for you and all the carers you are supporting.

Will and Kate H


£150.00 (+ £37.50 giftaid)

Good for you - great way to reboot after the year in tights!



£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

streets Jum, your preamble left me dabbing me eyes for the tears. Well done High Sheriff, I’m with you every step of the way! Alec



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Go for it, Jum!