Norwich Peace Camp Forum

The online home of Norwich Peace Camp & Peace Cycle

Member Organisations

Details of the organisations involved in Norwich Peace Camp & Peace Cycle.

For more information and details about involvement for yourself or your organisation please    contact us

Antiwarart

The online home of anti-war artist Christopher Holden who has been a member of Peace Camp for the last two years and brought his exhibition of prints from London to display and sell.

Contact Details:       Antiwarart

Friends of the Earth Middle East

From the beginning Friends of the Earth Middle East which has offices in Amman,    and Tel Aviv, with its tripartite focus on the essential ecological and environmental needs of the Holy Land, has been  one of several member charities of the event.

Contact details:  Friends of the Earth Middle East

See also:        Friends of the Earth UK

Interface learning

Interface Learning is a Norwich based project which seeks to help marginalised people locally. It runs a number of projects which has included the Bike Doctor run by Richard Daze and now based at UEA which offers repairs, advice and assistance for cyclists and bicycles. The Bike Doctor has twice been a valuable member of the Peace Cycle event.

Contact details:     Interface Learning

Interpal

Interpal has been a member charity of Peace Camp since the first year. It is a UK based aid charity which aims specifically to help Palestinians under the occupation and also in neighbouring countries and this country as well. Initially it focused primarily on education, but with the situation for Palestinians becoming increasingly extreme it has turned also to relief and emergency aid, while still funding such longer term projects as water and olive growing.

Contact details:      Interpal

Justice and Peace Group

The Justice and Peace Group was one of the founder members of Peace Camp and meets and campaigns locally within the Catholic Church and beyond for justice and respect for human rights as being requirements if there is to be peace. These are sentiments which Peace Camp fully endorses.

Medical Aid for Palestinians

Medical Aid for Palestinians or MAP has been a member charity of Peace Camp since the beginning. Specifically set up to fund medical aid projects for Palestinians in the Occupied Territiories, Gaza and in refugee camps in other countries, MAP more recently has been forced, owing to the deepening crisis, to extend into giving relief and emergency food aid as well. Projects have included funding hospitals and clinics, providing mobile clinics and supporting projects to help severely traumatised children.

Contact details:      MAP

Freedom From Torture

Medical Foundation joined Peace Camp two years ago and has made a very valuable contribution ever since. It campaigns locally, nationally and internationally for people’s rights and their rights not to be abused or maltreated in detention whether this be for political or other reasons.

Contact details:      Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture

Norfolk African Community Association  NACA

NACA was founded by members of the African community in Norwich, who espouse the need to promote and sustain African heritage among its members in Norfolk.

NACA supports the campaign for sustainable development and protection of the environment as well as advocacy of social justice and individual liberties.

Contact details:     NACA

Norfolk Campaign Against the Arms Trade, Norfolk CAAT

Norfolk CAAT was a founder member of Peace Camp and campaigns locally as a branch of National CAAT for an end to the arms trade. It holds regular meetings and among other things highlights Britain’s involvement in the arms trade and specific weapons such as cluster munitions, land mines and others.

Contact details:        Norfolk CAAT National CAAT

Norfolk Jewish Peace Group

Has been in existence for over ten years and holds regular meetings. A founder member of Peace Camp. Central among the many issues it addresses has been its commitment to the rights of Palestinians and offering guidance to local Jewish groups on Palestinian issues. Fairly recently joint meetings were also held with members of the Norwich & Norfolk Muslim Association seeking to establish constructive dialogue between the local Muslim and Jewish communities.

Contact details:                NJPG

Norwich & District United Nations Association

Norwich & District UN Association is the local branch of the UK UNA. It was a founder member of Peace Camp. It meets regularly and arranges talks, has a regular newsletter and organises among other things an annual UN day service.

Contact Details:         UNA UK United Nations

Norwich & Norfolk Muslim Association

Founded in 1996 Registered charity No:                                 it set out to address the urgent needs of the local Muslim community. It’s membership is mainly made up of local residents and it is committed to serving the Muslim community and developing its connections with other local representative bodies, organisations and people through interfaith and other related activities. It is affiliated with the UEA Islamic Society. N&NMA was a founder member of Peace Camp.

Contact details:                N&NMA UEAIS

Norwich Amnesty

The local branch of Amnesty International which has campaigned for years for the rights of political prisoners, prisoners of conscience and people suffering abuse as a result of their principles or individual or collective stand against injustice. Norwich Amnesty joined Peace Camp in 2009.

Contact details:         Norwich Amnesty Amnesty International

Norwich CND

Norwich CND is the local branch of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament which celebrated 50 years of its existence this year 2009

CND campaigns non-violently to rid the world of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction and to create genuine security for future generations. CND opposes all nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction: their development, manufacture, testing, deployment and use or threatened use by any country.

Contact details:                                CND

Norwich Cycling Campaign

The Norwich Cycling Campaign are a group of cyclists who lobby for better cycle facilities in Norwich. Hopefully this website will give you an idea about our work and interests. The Campaign was formed in 1990 and is affiliated to the National Cycling Campaign Network. NCC has been a member of Norwich Peace Cycle since 2007.

Contact details:      NCC NCCN

Norwich Greengrocers

Based at Earlham House shopping centre Earlham Rd Norwich Greengrocers has frequently supported the Norwich Peace Cycle event providing refreshments and also items for the charity auction. It specialises in Organic and fairtrade produce and also fresh and other produce from the local area.

Norwich Greengrocers

Norwich Green Party

Norwich Green Party was a founder member of both Norwich Peace Camp and Peace Cycle. It brought ecological and environmental issues to the centre of the event and is a member not as a political party but because of its commitment to issues and principles which the event also espouses.

Contact details:                NGP National Green party

Norwich Interfaith Link

Norwich Interfaith Link entered Peace Camp in 2007 and has been in existence for over ten years bringing together many of the local Norwich Faith groups and raising the profile of interfaith in the city. It holds regular meetings and invites guest speakers and also visits local places of worship. It is affiliated to the National Interfaith Network.

Contact details:          NIFL National IF Network

Norwich Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Founded in 2001 during the second intifada NPSC campaigns locally for the rights of Palestinians under occupation, within Israel and wherever else they may be. NPSC first entered Peace Camp in 2009 and is one of many branches of National PSC.

Contact details:        NPSC PSC

Norwich Quakers, Religious Society of Friends

Founder members of Peace Camp, for details see inner link under organisations on front page

Contact Details:                      Quakers Norfolk Quakers

Norwich Stop the War Coalition

Founded as one of many branches of Stop the War Coalition which came into being prior to the war on Iraq and which has campaigned ever since, notably against the war on Afghanistan, the War on Terror and for the sake of people caught up in conflict for example in Palestine. In addition it calls for an end to injustice, removal of people’s civil rights and liberties and victimisation of among others the Muslim community of this country.NSTWC was a founder member of Peace Camp.

Contact details:         NSTWC STWC

Norwich Woodcraft Folk

Norwich Woodcraft Folk first entered Peace Camp in 2009 and immediately made a valuable contribution, especially by bringing in and involving more young people. For more information visit internal link under organisations on front page.

Woodcraft Folk

Palestinian Olive Oil

Palestinian olive oil is the chosen oil of PeaceCamp and unlike crude oil is non polluting and in fact has excellent health and medicinal qualities. For more info visit internal link under organisations on front page.

Zaytoun Canaan

Palestinian Society

A founder member of Peace Camp the Palestinian Society is made up of people from the local Palestinian community, but also has links to other Palestinians and Palestinian groups in this country, elsewwhere in the West and internationally and also of course in Palestine.

For more information visit the internal link under organisations on the front page.

St Martin’s Housing Trust

Established to help homeless people in and around Norwich it grew initially from Shelter which was the first national charity to specifically take up the cause of homeless people in this country.

Shelter was founded in the 1960’s as a result of the public outcry about homelessness following the film Kathy Come Home starring Julie Christie as a homeless mother.

St Martin’s has participated in the Norwich Peace Cycle event since 2007

St Martin’s

The Peace Cycle

Inspiration for Norwich Peace Cycle and also founder member of Norwich Peace Camp The Peace Cycle invites people  to End the Cycle of Violence Join the Cycle for Peace. It campaigns also for an end to the illegal occupation of Palestine and a review of the EU-Israel Trade Agreement and aims to connect people in the Europe and the West with Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, within Israel and in refugee camps in neighbouring Middle Eastern states.

The Peace Cycle

Transitions Norwich

Transitions Norwich first entered Peace Camp in 2009 as a very valuable new member. It addresses among other things the current environmental and ecological as well as economic crisis brought about by over exploitation of natural resources and the pollution resulting from this and over reliance on oil and proposes viable and sustainable alternatives.

Transitions

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

WILPF was founded in 1916 after a group of women went to the Hague to protest against the war which they said was hurting women as much as all the men who were dying by their millions in the trenches. Women after all were being widowed in the same numbers and losing their sons as well, and ever since then it has campaigned for peace and freedom from injustice as well as women’s rights and highlighted the terrible results of war and conflict. The Norwich branch was a founder member of Peace Camp.

WILPF

Norwich Mind Inclusion Project

The Inclusion project has been set up by Norwich Mind some while ago to address the needs of alienated and minority groups locally

MIND is a national charity which has been around for many years and specifically addresses mental health and the needs of all those affected by mental healsth difficulties

The Inclusion Project can be found at:   Inclusion

Thorpe & District Gardening Club

Thorpe & District Gardening Club. Established 1946

The club is really pleased to be involved again in supporting the Norwich Peace Camp.

Thorpe & District Gardening Club was formed after the second world war as the Thorpe & District Gardens & Allotments Association. Having had its monthly meetings at the same venue, the Windmill Public House, Plumstead Road, Norwich, from its inception, in 2011 moved to the St. Francis Church Hall, Rider Haggard Road, Heartsease, NR7 9UQ.  From the need to grow your own it developed into one of the leading exhibiting clubs in the county.

Several club members have played important roles, in both the county wide Norfolk & Norwich Horticultural Society and with The Friends of Norwich in Bloom.

With the loss of interest in ‘having an allotment’ the clubs numbers began to fall and its name was changed to its present during the 1990’s.  Interest in showing also declined and the Summer Shows came to an end when the last Show Secretary had to stop through ill health.

Since Secretary/Treasurer Brenda Rudd also had to step back through ill-health in 2001 the club has had to rebuild itself. Without her support and the support of a few determined members this would have not happened. Slowly adapting to the members changing needs, in which most cases were social.

The club generates its own resources, mainly through our May plant sales and through working together are building up a good team spirit.  New friendships have developed within the club with the social aspect playing an important role for many as their gardening interests. We have several outings and visits each year.  Recently more people are showing interest in gardening again and the club membership has increased.

We support at least two charities each year and invite selected guests to our Annual Luncheon.  With that invitation we also give a donation to a charity of their choice.  In 2011 members from the club started working with Age UK and the school to develop a garden area at Heartsease Primary and this has included some class work and providing tools etc.

Many of our members had input into the ‘Virtual Garden’ in 2010 and the slide shows for both the Fusion Screens and the Big Screen at Chapelfield.

The club has its own monthly Newsletter and has several non members on its email list.

The evening of July 12th the club are organising a fundraising event for Stepping Stones, Norwich, at the Cottage Public House, Thorpe St. Andrew.  www.steppingstonesproject.com

Alan Gray will be the speaker and tickets can be purchased subject to availability at our Peace Camp Gardening stand, at £4 each, with them also acting as raffle tickets.

Young gardeners

We are running the ‘Young Gardeners’ stand again at the event where children between the ages of three and twelve can help us by making a ‘Garden in a Seed Tray’.  Those who partake will be given a certificate of appreciation signed by the organisers and a small ‘thank you’ present.  Because of space we will be limiting this to about 24 ‘Gardens’. They will be displayed until 3.30pm

Maureen Street, Club secretary will be overseeing our stand and will answer your questions.  However please don’t ask her for gardening advice as we aren’t insured for that!!!

Maureen can be contacted by email;   maureen.street@ntlworld.com

For information or comment for consideration to be published in our Newsletter contact the editor Jackie Berry;   thorpedistrictgardeningclub@yahoo.co.uk

Stepping Stones

‘Our aim is for us all to increase our skills, so that we are better able to make choices to promote our independence, in our personal and working lives’                  Mission statement

The Stepping Stones Project can be found at:     Stepping Stones