The organisation was started in 1975 with its first AGM in August 1976. The club grew until a permanent home was required. In 1988 our MP Gillian Sheppard opened this newly restored old railway station as a community resource. We took the opportunity to rent the building to support people with mental health problems who were referred by their GP's.
Because we are a growing organisation the management decided we should become an independent organisation and not just a branch of the Norfolk and Norwich Mental Health Association. On the 9th August 1994 we became incorporated as a private limited company. This is a non-profit making company and its officers receive no payment. On 26th October 1995 we became an Independent Registered Charity with financial support in the early days from N.C.C. This grant support continued until 2012 when payment by individual Spot Contracts was introduced. This charity status makes it easier to apply for funding grants, reclaim VAT and opens the door for owning property sometime in the future. The lease came up for renewal and Breckland Council changed the status of the building from a "Community Resource" to a commercial property.
We reduced expenditure by not renewing the contract with the C.E.O. and with drew our transport and sold the minibus. Fund raising activities have been increased and with the support of local organisations our future is a little more secure. We will continue to provide our essential service facing the future with confidence looking after those in need and their carers.
Picture on right is an article from Lynn News 17th May 1988