Welcome to the Norfolk Zipper Club

We are a non-profit organisation and a Registered Charity and our members offer their services on an entirely voluntary basis.  Most of our members have had some form of life saving heart operation at varying levels. To express our thanks to Papworth hospital for our improved quality of life we enjoy raising funds to purchase new equipment that they require.In doing so we have become their major fund raiser and we are very proud of that fact. 

Our web site is currently under refurbishment, so please visit us regularly and keep up to date with the changes. Our contact page is available and has all the information you need to if you would like to get in touch.

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Club History

Early 1981 Mr Reg Harvey from Clacton-on-Sea had heart surgery at Papworth Hospital and realised there wasn’t anywhere in the country to help major heart surgery patients and their families to cope with the trauma of such operations.

He wrote to Christine Webber, an Anglia Television presenter, and asked if she would be interested in helping to form such a group.

So, in April 1981 Christine mentioned on TV about an attempt to form a Zipper Club in East Anglia and arranged a meeting in Colchester at the end of April so see if there was enough interest. There was a good attendance from all over East Anglia and a group was formed “The East Anglian Cardiac patients Assoc.  — Zipper Club” (EACPA)

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Join Us

The Norfolk Zipper Club is always open to new members. Why not join us and become part of this great club.

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Coffee Mornings

If you would like to come to one of our Coffee Mornings or are interested in having one yourself then click on the link below for a few more details of the ones we have.

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Supporting PAPWORTH Hospital


If you would like to donate click here or the money giving logo to be directed to the Nofolk Zipper Club donation page.