Town Champions

Fakenham Town champions

Active Fakenham is working with local organisations to recruit and develop a network of Town Champions.  These are a first point of contact for people looking to learn more about an activity and they also promote their own area of interest. You can speak or make contact directly with the person to find out more about their area of interest.


What do Fakenham Town Champions do?

  • Be a first point of contact for your activity (e.g. if someone is interested in folk dancing or singing they could contact that person)
  • Signpost to relevant activities. So they do not only promote their own organisation but are aware of other organisations or groups in the town who may be able to provide the activity.
  • Organise taster sessions in partnership with Active Fakenham of their activity to showcase it

Contact Richard Crook, from Active Fakenham, if you have any questions or wish to discuss Fakenham Town Champions. 07887 803091


Each month we will feature a different Town Champion in the Fakenham Sun (, Fakenham’s free newspaper.  Some of the contacts below have the previous articles attached.


Creative Writing

Heather De Lyon

Mobile 07810 288712

Creative writing – especially life writing, writing for children, script writing, plus info about contacts for poetry and short fiction. Also writing for academic journal articles (in some subjects) and other aspects of writing (essay writing etc.).


Fakenham Heritage Society

Lyn Maple

Fakenham Heritage Group

Phone no. 01328 863377

Info on Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History, Fakenham Community Archive and Fakenham Local History Society.

 See article

Horticulture and Gardening

Pat Jones

Home phone 01328 862350

Fakenham and District Horticultural Association (Pat is Secretary)

The role is wider than just supporting FDHA and I would see it as a signposting to other groups and resources in the area, e.g. local allotments, regional groups and also the resources of national groups such as the Royal Horticultural Society, National Garden Scheme or the Soil Association.

 See article

Outdoor Fitness

Nikki Pearce


Outdoor fitness sessions in Fakenham. Including outside circuits.

Contact  or Mob 07803 131118

See article

Tourism and local information – Fakenham Info Hub and

Lisa Mallett

Home phone – 01328 855172, mobile 07775445897

Email –

Information about Fakenham, including Tourist Information, activities, resources, accommodation, etc.  Leaflets and community event details available from Sweets ‘n Things in Fakenham Market Place when the shop is open, or on line at Fakenham


Twinning Club – Fakenham/Olivet

Champion – Sally Rumbles

Home phone 01328 258316

Fakenham – Olivet Twinning Club, Secretary Sue Grocott, 01328 862267

Bi-annual cultural exchange between Fakenham (and nearby) with Olivet (south of Paris).  Fundraising and social events between visits

Volunteering in Fakenham

Richard Crook

Phone 07887 803091

Any issues relating to Active Fakenham events or ideas for future events especially if you want support organising or promoting them. Information about volunteering in Fakenham and local groups



Barbara Lawson

01328 855352,

Ramblers (Fakenham Group) and other local walking groups

 See artlcle

Weight Loss

Hollie Smerdon (Slimming World)

Phone – 07816647140

Weight loss for those 11 and over – suitable for all.