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13th July 2018

We are pleased to announce that the East of England Co-op have selected Norwich Cruse for their Community Token Scheme in eight stores throughout Norfolk for the next three months. The campaign will start on Monday 16th July and we’ll feature in the following stores:

Riverside, East Dereham
Catton Grove

If you, or your friends and family are visiting these stores, please vote for us. The more tokens we receive, the more funds we’ll raise. You do need to become a member of the Co-op to vote, but don’t worry if you aren’t, you can sign up in store or online:

For those who also use social media, if you’re happy to share our posts to help us spread the word, that would be fantastic too. Thank you!


5th July 2018

New Chair required for Norwich Cruse

Norwich Cruse is recruiting for a new Chair. This is a voluntary position. Please refer to the job description below:

  1. To chair meetings of the Area Committee, to ensure that all members have the opportunity to participate and that decisions are correctly proposed and seconded and recorded accurately. 
  2. To ensure that any action required is allocated to a Committee member and that the task is subsequently carried out   
  3. To ensure that all Committee members and Area workers are aware of the standards required by Cruse Bereavement Care and ensure that these standards are maintained. 
  4. To ensure that the Area abides by the Cruse Bereavement Care Constitution and Articles of Association.
  5. To maintain an effective communication network within the Area, with the National/Regional Manager and Committee and with appropriate external agencies. 
  6. To ensure all volunteers are informed about Area, Regional and Head Office matters  
  7. To represent the Area at activities and functions.
  8. To think ahead strategically and to plan for the future needs of the Area.

If you are interested in this position or would like further information, please get in touch with the Norwich Cruse office:


Norwich Cruse Spring Ball

The Spring Ball on Friday 20th April will be our big fundraising event of 2018 – a great night out with dinner, a live auction and dancing to Scratch the Cat.

Venue: Top of the Terrace, Norwich City Football Club
Tickets: £55 per person
Dress code: Black Tie

For more information and to purchase tickets, email or contact Tracey in the Norwich Cruse office.


12th January 2018

Fundraiser required

Norwich Cruse is recruiting for a part-time fundraiser.

This is an exciting position which will prove to be varied and dynamic. It will entail working alongside our friendly and dedicated team of professionally trained volunteers in their work supporting bereaved people.

The successful applicant will need to be self-motivated and innovative with excellent computer and organisational skills, together with an understanding of the charitable sector and able to demonstrate skills in fundraising and/or partnership or business development.

For more details about the role and how to apply, click here.


December 2017

St Peter Mancroft Christmas Tree Festival

The Christmas Tree Festival at St Peter Mancroft Church ran from 29th to 4th December and once again, Norwich Cruse was invited to exhibit a Christmas tree.

A big Thank you must go to the Norwich Cruse knitting group and other helpers, who decorated our tree with a huge variety of beautiful hand-knitted baubles, stars, robins, elves and even an angel!


11th February 2016:

Thanks to everyone who collected EDP Community Chest token, keep 'em coming! We'll be in with a chance of sharing some funds every month that we collect 500 tokens!

You can also support Norwich Cruse by collecting tokens when you shop at local Co-Op stores. You just vote for us in-store using the token collection boxes.

You can collect toekns for us at these stores:

Dereham Road

Norwich station

Fifers Lane



Cannerby Lane

Thorpe St Andrew

Thank you!


29th November 2015:

Well done to all of our runners at the Norwich Half Marathon last weekend, and thanks to their supporters!

The Rotary Club of Norwich St Edmund will be raising funds for Norwich Cruse at their Christmas Tree festival at St Peter Mancroft Church again this year. We hope to see you there!



15th June 2015:

Help us to raise finds for Norwich Cruse by running (or walking!) the Norwich Half Marathon on Sunday 22nd November.

The race starts at the Norfolk Showground and follows a rural route through the parishes of Easton, Honingham, Colton, Marlingford and close to Easton College.

If you don't fancy running but would like to support us, go along to our BTMyDonate page and donate to the event or sponsor one of our volunteers!

Please click here for more information on the Marathon and click here to register for the race.



26th March 2015:

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Lord Mayor's Charity Ball, it was an amazing evening and we hope all attendees had as good a night as we did!

Our next Civic Charity event is a Pub Quiz at the Trafford Arms. Please see our Fundraising Page or the Facebook Event Page for more details. We hope to see you there!


28th February 2015:

Thank you to everyone who joined us and the Lord Mayor for our Chinese New Year Banquet! Thanks also to the Riverbank Chinese restaurant for hosting this special event. It was a grest success! To read more from Norfolk Evening News24, follow the link.

"Riverbank Chinese restaurant has held the annual fundraising feast for the past 11 years, celebrating the most important festival in the Chinese calendar and bringing the community together.

More than 100 people attended last night’s event, with an auction held to support this year’s civic charity Cruse Bereavement Care."


30th November 2014:

Norwich Cruse would like to invite you to join us for the Rotary Club of St Edmund Norwich's Christmas Tree Festival in aid of local charities including Cuse Bereavement Care Norwich & Central Nofolk, East Anglian Children's Hospice (EACH), and the Mancroft Advice Proect (MAP).

Take a look at the Facebook Event page for further information.


20th November 2014:

Thank you to everyone who showed interest in our Administrator/Area Co-ordinator role. Applications have now closed.


10th June 2014:

Cruse Bereavement Care in Norwich are delighted to have been chosen to be Civic Charity of the year by Norwich’s new Lord Mayor Judith Lubbock and Sheriff William Armstrong

Norwich Cruse offers confidential support to people who have suffered the loss of someone close, and has had many changes within the past year. The charity recently relocated to new premises, which marked a big step forward.

Heather Griffin, Area Co-ordinator for Cruse said: "We had to find a new venue to operate from at quite short notice. Our incredible team of volunteers worked very hard to ensure that our service was not disrupted in any way despite the move, as many local people are depending on our support at a very difficult time in their lives. Volunteers worked many extra hours to prepare the new counselling rooms, and even took on extra clients. 

"We are now supporting even more bereaved people from Norwich than we have in previous years, and are busy recruiting a number of wonderful new volunteers. To have been chosen as the new Civic Charity is a huge boost for our fantastic team.”

William Armstrong, new Sheriff of Norwich, has spoken of the value of the work that Cruse does within the local community: “As former Coroner, I know first-hand of their excellent work in supporting those facing the trauma of bereavement. It can be so important to provide the right help at the right time to enable the bereaved to move on and rebuild their lives. They have a team of dedicated and expertly trained volunteers who can make such a difference.”