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Norfolk Legends seeks to recognise the hard work and dedication of individuals across Norfolk. This could be someone who has worked tirelessly to raise money for charity or a person who has helped others overcome severe challenges. The great thing about the campaign is that it is the people of Norfolk who make the nominations and anyone can get involved. A special event is being held on Saturday 30th August for a shortlist of the nominations we receive which will be raising money for Break Charity and the work they do with vulnerable families and children. You can make your nominations through the Norfolk Legends website and it is a ...

In six days time the Norfolk Legends website will be open to receiving nominations for this year’s event on Saturday 30th August at Sprowston Manor. Voting will be open until the 31st July and from the list of nominations we receive a shortlist will be invited to attend the Norfolk Legends event to receive an award. This year, Jake Humphrey will be hosting the evening and helping to raise money for Break Charity who work with vulnerable families and children.

We previously wrote about the Norfolk Legend Deryn Blackwell, the 14 year old from Norfolk who battled against two different types of Cancer, and his courageous recovery. His story was truly amazing and inspirational and you can read about it here. In this blog post I would like to tell you about another Norfolk Legends nomination that we have received which is a fantastic example of the hard work and dedication of the people of Norfolk.

Norfolk Legends recognises the hard work of individuals across Norfolk and this year voting for Norfolk Legends will be open between July and August and the event will be held on Saturday 30th August at Sprowston Manor. Norfolk Legends 2013 was a huge success and this year the event is set to be even bigger and better. However, this will only be possible with the dedicated support of local Norfolk businesses.

Norfolk Legends recognises the hard work of individuals across Norfolk. It could be someone who has looked after you when you were ill or a person who has gone the extra mile for the community. What makes Norfolk Legends unique is that it is the people of Norfolk who vote for the nominees. This year voting will be open between July and August through the Norfolk Legends website so get thinking about who you are going to nominate. Once all of the nominations are in a shortlist of Norfolk Legends will be invited to attend a special event at Sprowston Manor on Saturday 30th August where their achievements will be ...

After what was quite an emotional task, we finally made a shortlist of 10 amazing nominations. On the night the Norfolk Legends 2013 award went to Fynn and Victoria Cornish, sadly Victoria passed away before the event but Fynn accepted the award on behalf of them both and spoke words of courage and determination. Victoria had adrenal cancer, a cancer with no cure, a cancer that needs so much research. Despite Victoria having terminal cancer they set up Imagine it to inspire people to live in the moment and make the most of their lives, they also raised money for research into adrenal cancer.Victoria’s memory will live on through Fynn, her family, friends and Imagine It.


We hope you’ve enjoyed our selection of Norfolk Legends, some who left us years ago and some who are still among us. We now ask you to celebrate a Norfolk Legend of your own, someone you know that goes that extra mile for people, someone who is passionate about what they do and tend to carry out their good work under the radar. Now it’s time to recognise them. If you know someone just like this nominate them  here now

Martin began his career at the age of 12, competing in grass track racing in the Norfolk village of Pott Row. By 1979 he'd started his single seater racing in Formula Ford. During this time he also raced BMW cars after a chance letter he sent to Tom Walkinshaw, asking him if he could race one of his cars. Tom agreed and Martin lined up against many international drivers at Snetterton and after an epic race came in second. He went onto win the BMW Championship in 1980, he then partnered Stirling Moss in the TWR-run BP/Audi team during the 1981 British saloon Car Championship season. In 1982 he moved up to formula three and won the Grovewood Award as the most promising driver. Martin's career really took off in 1983 when he was matched against Ayrton Senna in the British F3 Championship, their duel made it the best F3 series in history. Senna won but they were  both  offered his Formula One entry the following season.

Well known for her no nonsense style cooking, she is the UK's best selling cookery author with more than 21 million books sold.

Stephen Fry grew up in Booton near Reepham and briefly attended Cawston Primary school.

Founder of Bernard Matthews Limited

On the seventh day of Christmas #NorfolkLegends gave to us: One Matthew Pinsett

Now Sir James Dyson he is a much loved British Industrial designer and founder of the Dyson company. Everyone knows James for changing the way we have vacuumed for years by introducing the bagless vacuum cleaner.

Born in Norfolk Boudica led a revolt against the occupying Romans who ruled Britain AD 60-61.

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