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       NORTH WEST NORFOLK MONOPOLY BOARD OFFICIALLY PASSES GO

            ave you ever wanted to own
            Hunstanton Beach or reside at
       HSandringham House?  Well, now is
       your chance with the release of a limited-edi-
       tion North & West Norfolk Monopoly board!
         The Norfolk Hospice has launched an offi-
       cial, limited edition Monopoly board to cele-
       brate its 35th Birthday, just in time for
       Christmas.
         The extra special board was revealed at a
       launch party at No  Twenty9 in Burnham
       Market on Tuesday 12th November.
         Produced and designed by  The Norfolk
       Hospice, Tapping House, the Monopoly Board
       game will go on sale on the 9th December.
         Tammy Green, Senior Fundraising
       Manager said: “We are so excited to say we
       have officially passed go and North & West
       Norfolk will have its very own exclusive
       Monopoly Board. This is a fantastic product
       which has been produced as a permanent
       reminder for locals and visitors that we are
       extremely lucky to share this beautiful part of
       the world, packed with award winning loca-
       tions, attractions and beaches.”
         John Garrett, Director of Finance and
       Fundraising said: “We were thrilled to have
       been chosen by UK-based Winning Moves to
       produce this special North &  West Norfolk
       edition.                             The Norfolk Hospice team at the launch party of the Monopoly board. Picture: Ian Burt
         “The sale of the Monopoly Games will   board and have their own designated space.   tion of Monopoly (£29.99) visit www.nor-
       provide significant funds for the Hospice with   See if you can spot them!   folkhospice.org.uk/ monopoly. The game will
       all the proceeds going to provide outstanding   Tammy added: “We have been over-  go on sale from the 9th December throughout
       passionate care to communities in North &   whelmed by the fantastic support of our head-  various local retailers (details to follow on
       West Norfolk.”                    line sponsor No Twenty9 and so very grateful   their website) including all of  The Norfolk
         The Norfolk Hospice reaches out to more   to all the local businesses that have sponsored   Hospice’s Charity shops and direct from the
       than 1,200 families each year. The sale of the   a property on the board, Community Chest or   Hospice.
       Monopoly boards will enable  The Norfolk   Chance card. The support that has been shown   If you would like more information about
       Hospice to provide first class care for families   to the Hospice to produce this game just   stocking the game, please contact  Tammy
       who so desperately need their help.   shows what an incredible community we   Green at the Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House
         No Twenty9 is the headline sponsor and a   operate in and we will always be grateful.”   on 01485 601701 or email tammy.green@nor-
       number of local businesses also sponsored the   To pre order the North & West Norfolk edi-  folkhospice.org.uk.

       Take care of your health this winter


       Dr Paul Williams, Chair West Norfolk CCG
           he NHS is one of our best loved institutions, it’s here to look   good year to make sure you get immunised.
           after you when you’re ill or hurt and also to help you look after   And on the theme of helping us to help you.... we can all help those
       Tyourself to prevent illness. So with that in mind, let me state the   who really need to see their GP by making sure we use right NHS
       obvious - winter is coming -  and with it come the whole range of   services and advice when we are under the weather.  Your local
       health problems that come to the fore this time of year.    pharmacist has the necessary skills to spot those who need to see their
        Have you had your flu jab yet?  Remember if you are in one of the   doctor and the ability to help those with more minor illnesses. Also
       following groups you are entitled to, and we recommend that you   NHS 111 can give you advice if you have an urgent medical problem
       should have, a free flu jab: all children aged two to ten (but not eleven   and are not sure what to do. This service is available 24 hours a day,
       years or older) on 31 August 2019,  those aged six months to under 65   seven days a week. You can also get help online by visiting 111.nhs.uk
       years in clinical risk groups: pregnant women, those aged 65 years and   (for people aged five and over only). Or a smart way to find the help
       over, those in long-stay residential care homes, carers and close   you need is on the NHS App. You can use it to check symptoms, book
       contacts of people whose immune system is not strong.   an appointment, order repeat medications and even see some of your
        There are a number of “at risk” groups but the common ones are   medical records securely.  It’s simple to log on and register and I’d
       people with long-term heart and lung problems such as heart failure,   encourage you to sign up.
       COPD and asthma, also patients with diabetes and those with a   As I have urged before, let’s make sure we support our community
       compromised immune system. Ask your surgery if you are unsure if   over the winter. Keep an eye on your elderly neighbours and offer to
       you qualify. Flu injections are available from your GP surgery and   help where necessary, especially over the festive period.
       some pharmacies.                                      I really hope you have a wonderful Christmas and may I finish off
        What the flu season was like over our summer in the southern   by wishing you a healthy and prosperous New Year as we enter the
       hemisphere is often a guide to how much flu we will experience and   2020s.
       this year they have had a very high number of flu cases so this is a   Keep warm this winter and look out for each other.
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