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Bits and bobs across the borough

HEMSBY Inshore Rescue Services stages its open day tomorrow.

The lifeboat shed at Hemsby Gap will be open from 10am to 3pm so you can have a look round the boats and meet the crew.

It will also mark the official opening of the charity shop for the season. Anyone is welcome for refreshments and beach games.

The volunteer organisation, which has a dual role rescuing people from the Broads and at sea, is also seeking crew members and people to help out in the shop.

l Nigel “Boy” Syer, adds a local flavour with his brand of accordion playing and gentle but cheeky rural humour to Potter Heigham country fayre fundraisers’ presentation night tomorrow at Potter Heigham Village Hall. Radio Norfolk’s Wally Webb will also be appearing in the evening of music and entertainment when money will be handed out to local good causes. Tickets �7 including nibbles, bring your own drinks. Call 01692 672149 or 01692 670604.

l A patriotic pub in Caister is hosting a family fun day in aid of Help 4 Heroes on Saturday, April 30 – rounding off a week of national pride. Staff at The Centurion are hoping people will sustain their flag waving through St George’s Day and the royal wedding to support their event, starting at midday. Attractions include a barbecue, hog roast, stalls, bouncy castle and face painting. A military band will open the fete at midday, a pool tournament starts at 1pm, a children’s disco at 2pm, Elvis is in the main bar at 6pm, and The Someones play in function room from 9pm. Raffle and tombola prizes appreciated. Call Tina or Scott on 01493 720427.

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l Fundraising continues at Grosvenor Casino, Great Yarmouth, to help Lucy and Ben Brown from Lowestoft, who suffer a host of serious allergies and need expensive treatment. Efforts culminate in a dinner and dance tomorrow night, tickets �25 a head. Call 01493 850444.

l Lingwood’s spring fair takes place in St Peter’s Church tomorrow. Home-spun fun includes cakes, crafts, raffle, stalls and games. The fun starts at 2pm, entry 20p, proceeds to church funds.

l Stalham and District Horticultrual Society will be holding its annual spring show next Saturday.

Taking place in the main hall at Stalham High School, it will be open to the public from 2pm, with an auction of produce at the end of the show. Entry is free, and there will also be a plant stall, raffle and refreshments.