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

Written by  Sarah Dodge
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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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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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Norwich Camping and Leisure
If you love exploring the outdoors or just relaxing in your garden then Norwich Camping & Leisure superstore is the place to visit. We like to call it an outdoor "leisure village" with so much to see for the entire family. From outdoor leisure ...
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Cleaners R Us East Anglia Ltd
Cleaners R Us East Anglia Ltd is run by Leigh and Russy Cole along with Karen Mann who is the Office Manager. We have been providing a trusted cleaning services in Norfolk and North Suffolk since 2003.  We provide reliable, police checked, ...
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Mid-Norfolk Railway
The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust was established in 1995 with the aim of buying and restoring the then-disused line between the Norfolk market towns of Dereham and Wymondham. We currently own 28km (17.5 miles) of track and trackbed through ...
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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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J B Postle & Son Ltd
We are your local independent electrical retailer offering a wide range of products and services which include Plasma and LCD televisions from panasonic, JVC and Samsung. We are a main stockist for Roberts radio and have a huge selection of DAB ...
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