Our Patient Participation Group (PPG) have got together with St Stephens Church after identifying a real need in the area for people who are suffering from loneliness to access help.
In response to this, they have set up a monthly get together called Chit Chat. The purpose is to give people somewhere to go and meet up and hopefully make new friends.
Splat Quack GO
Staff are taking part in a mud run on Saturday 15th June to raise money for Fresh Starts, New Beginnings who are a service that provide treatment for child sexual abuse victims.
35 staff members will be taking part which will include Doctors and Nurses as well as administrative staff.
To sponsor the team, please click here.
In linking with Norwich Parkrun, St Stephens Gate Medical Practice and Newmarket Road Surgery are now certified as parkrun practices.
You can walk, jog, run, volunteer, or come along and watch. It is a free, 5k event which is held every Saturday at 9am at Eaton Park, Norwich.
Register once at www.parkrun.org.uk, then print your barcode and just turn up.
Red Dot Project
We at St Stephens Gate Medical Practice and Newmarket Road Surgery are wanting to help tackle period poverty by offering free sanitary products in a project called Red Dot.
At our last meeting we discussed the effects this can have on girls and women who either struggle to afford or indeed cannot afford to purchase sanitary items.
We know that many young girls are missing out on school due to the inability to purchase such basic items, and that homeless women and women on low incomes cannot afford menstrual supplies.
Before we can promote this service, we need to build up a stock of items.
If you would like to help, please do so by dropping items into Red Dot baskets at both practices.
We have also created a just giving page if you would prefer to give a cash donation. Please see the link below.
Any donations would be much appreciated.