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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

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