Jarrold in the Community

Our community has always held a special place for us and in 2020 we have chosen three great, local charities to support in this, our 250th anniversary year.

St Martins

This charity addresses the needs of homeless people in Norwich and Norfolk, offering emergency accommodation, residential care, support and development to enable everyone to achieve their full potential and a greater level of independence. We will be working with St Martins to help them towards their goals.

Little Lifts

Little Lifts supports women going through treatment for breast cancer, providing practical and emotional support, they give these women carefully created boxes at the start or during their treatment. Their goal is to reach as many women as possible in the East Anglia area.

Priscilla Bacon Hospice

This charity delivers specialist end-of-life care for the people of Norfolk and Waveney in their existing hospice. Their aim now is to create a building that can meet the level of demand for this type of care in this area. We are looking forward to expanding on the work we have already done with them and helping them reach their target.

As to the fundraising activity we are of course looking to our staff and customers to support our fund raising and events, make suggestions and help in whatever way you can. We will continue with our successful fundraising event such as Carols with the King, Colleague events, quiz and chips, bake days, sponsored activities, collecting tins in store and more.

Find out more about each charity below


St Martins

St Martins addresses the needs of homeless people in Norwich and Norfolk. They offer emergency accommodation, residential care, support and development to enable everyone to achieve their full potential and a greater level of independence. They help homeless people and those at risk, by offering them a helping hand. St Martins nurture their self-esteem and trust in other people whilst empowering them to make positive choices. To some, St Martins is a lifelong solution. To others, a stepping stone to help people rebuild their lives. St Martins is a local charity that has supported people in Norwich and Norfolk for nearly 50 years.

St Martins is a progressive and developing charity, adjusting to the needs of homeless people that are often very complex. Over the last few years, for example, the characteristics of homeless people have changed dramatically. As we are now seeing a growing number of people with mental health and substance misuse problems, we are working towards being able to help these individuals.

St Martins


Little Lifts

Little Lifts believe that small gestures can make a big difference to women having chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. Every year approximately 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK, making it the most common cancer and they’re on a mission to support them.

They aim to provide practical and emotional support to women who face chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, giving them a carefully created box at the start of or during their treatment. They do this by working directly with hospitals in Norfolk and Suffolk, where boxes are given out to patients during chemotherapy planning or review meetings with their Oncology or Breast Care Team. Little Lifts mission is to reach as many women as possible in East Anglia.

The Little Lifts story: In 2014, at the age of 28, Oa was diagnosed with primary breast cancer. What followed was a whirlwind of emotions and medical appointments before she began her chemotherapy treatment. It was a scary time, with lots of uncertainty and an overwhelming sense of the unknown.

Leading up to and during her treatment, Oa was fortunate to have a support network of friends and family to help her along the way – lifting those down days with a few little treats to relieve some of the side effects she experienced – and so the concept of the Little Lifts box was born.

Little Lifts


Priscilla Bacon Hospice

Priscilla Bacon Lodge in Norwich is the existing hospice delivering specialist end-of-life care for the people of Norfolk and Waveney. It was built over 40 years ago, following a county-wide fund-raising appeal led by Priscilla, Lady Bacon.

The population of Norfolk has grown by over 220,000 since then, creating a level of demand that can no longer be met by the building.

Despite the excellent work of Priscilla Bacon Lodge and other end-of-life services, the percent-age of the population able to receive specialist end-of-life care in Norfolk and Waveney is amongst the lowest of any English county, therefore they need to raise £12.5 million to build a new hospice to replace Priscilla Bacon Lodge.

The hospice will be built on an 8-acre site adjacent to the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital and will of-fer 24 inpatient beds. It will also offer improved day care and outpatients’ facilities, and a coordi-nation centre for the community end-of-life care team. It will be a platform for education and re-search into palliative and end-of-life care, supporting improvements in provision locally and nationally.

Priscilla Bacon Hospice gardening competition with Alan Titchmarch

We were delighted to partner with this Norfolk charity to support their 'Planting for Priscilla' gardening competition which invited gardeners to submit photos and virtual video tours of their gardens. These were shared on the charity’s social media channels and website. These entries were judged by writer and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh and Jarrold provided the prizes.

Alan Titchmarsh explained:

“The standard was incredibly high, but after much head-scratching, I came down on what I thought were some really worthy winners.” By taking part in the competition that recognises the value of the Priscilla Bacon Hospice appeal, everyone’s efforts have helped to fund this worthwhile initiative. Everyone has also proved something that I have known for years, and have felt myself, the benefit that gardening has in terms of mental health and wellbeing.

Hugo Stevenson, Head of Fundraising and Communications for the Priscilla Bacon Hospice charity said:

“We would also like to thank Jarrold for their very generous sponsorship of the competition, providing gift vouchers for the winners.”

Previous Jarrold Charity Support

The Jarrold 250 Fundraising Initiative 2017-2020

We have chosen three great charities for the Jarrold 250 Fundraising Initiative to support over the next 2–3 years, as we approach Jarrolds 250th birthday in 2020. 

Jarrold Staff Charity Challenge
2005 - 2017

The Jarrold Staff Charity Challenge fund since our challenge began in Oct  2011 has raised over £52,000.  Prior to 2011 we also had a fundraising project that ran from 2005 - 2011 raising £65,000 and so the total monies raised by Jarrold staff over the last 12 years has now reached £117,000. Monies raised have helped many local charities and projects.

Discover the Jarrold Staff Charity Challenge archive

Back to top