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Nelson’s Journey Purple Picnic week – 8th – 14th July

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Nelson’s Journey Purple Picnic week – 8th – 14th July

Holding a Purple Picnic helps raise vital funds so that Nelson’s Journey can keep supporting bereaved children, living in Norfolk, who are struggling to cope following the death of a special person.

A Purple Picnic is a wonderful way to make memories with friends, family and colleagues. You don’t have to limit yourself to a traditional picnic, all you need to do is make sure there is an opportunity for everyone to come together, enjoy some food and make positive memories.

We are asking the Norfolk Community to hold their own Purple Picnic this July. Your donations will make a difference to bereaved children and young people living in Norfolk

To receive your FREE fundraising pack, please visit http://www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk/purple-picnic/

There are also several businesses endorsing the Purple Picnic, which means you can indulge in treats and feel great knowing your purchase has added an extra donation to Nelson’s Journey!

SPONGE cakes are donating 25% of their proceeds from whole cake sales between 24th June – 15th July. Simply enter PURPLEPICNIC2019 at checkout.

Benedicts the Norwich based restaurant, are donating for every slice of Nanny Bush’s Trifle that is sold during 8th – 14th July.

Archer Butchers are donating 25% of sales from sausage rolls sold between 8th – 14th July

Mustard Coffee Bar are donating 10% of sales on from all cakes and picnic hampers sold between 8th – 14th July

SPONGE cakes, are donating 25% of sales from whole cakes which serve 9 or 16 people between 24th June – 14th July. Just enter PURPLEPICNIC2019 at check out when placing an order online.

BeWILDerwood are hosting their own Purple Picnic on 9th June, at which Nelson’s Journey will be attending. Come and join the magic and mischief

Adnams have a Gin & Tonic Doughnut recipe card in their Norfolk stores, available to pick up from June featuring their Adams Copper House Gin,

The Last Wine Bar are donating for every special Purple Picnic cheesecake that is sold

Visit the following businesses

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The Fur & Feather Inn
Our loyal band of customers already know how good the food and drink is at The Fur and Feather Inn - it's what keeps them coming back. Don't just take our word for it, we're featured in the Good Pub Guide, CAMRA's Good Beer Guide and nominated for ...
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Cole's of King's Lynn
With over 30 years of experience supplying the catering trade with our fresh fish and seafood, we have an established network of reputable suppliers giving us the opportunity to fulfil all orders and source the "hard to find" product's. We pride ...
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Howard & Son
Howard & Son is the longest established fishmongers in Norwich (Est 1889). We are proud suppliers to restaurants, pubs, hotels, colleges, hospitals, nursing homes and retail trade. We offer a wide range of fresh fish, smoked fish, shellfish, ...
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Keith Osborn Photography
I provide commercial photography services at competitive prices for all types and styles of businesses. Whether your requirement is for corporate profile shots, photography of your products and services, photos for corporate events or press releases ...
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City Locks Norwich
City Locks are your local and trusted 24-hour locksmith service in Norfolk and North Suffolk. If you are ever in a situation where you’re locked out your home, or you have lost your keys, City Locks offer an affordable and reliable service to help ...
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S1 Builders Norfolk
S1 Builders Norfolk cater for all the requirements of an ever changing environment. We are a family run Norfolk business that caters for all types of works from new to old. Our tradesmen use all traditional methods and materials, alongside the ...
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