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Over 1000 people join Easter Egg Hunt to support Norfolk’s bereaved children

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Over 1000 people join Easter Egg Hunt to support Norfolk’s bereaved children

On Sunday 14th April, Nelson’s Journey hosted a huge Easter Egg Hunt to raise money for bereaved children and young people in Norfolk.  The event, for families of children who have been supported by the charity, was also open to the public to enjoy.  The hunt, which took place in the private grounds of Barningham Hall in Matlaske, Norfolk, welcomed over 1000 visitors. 

Activities included a traditional Easter Egg Hunt in the woodland, a tree of memories, where guests could write an Easter message in memory of a special person who had died, a spring animal petting area, traditional fete games, themed arts and crafts and an Easter bonnet competition. Guests were also treated to delicious street food from Norfolk suppliers including Fat Teds Streat Food and Waffle Works. Over £3500 was raised from the event, which will go back into supporting more children and young people locally, struggling after the death of an important person in their lives.

Louise Flynn, Event Organiser for Nelson’s Journey said “This event is very special to the children and young people we support at Nelson’s Journey.  It is one of our ‘Positive Activities’ for families who have experienced a bereavement to come together and remember the special person in their lives that has died. Families also get the opportunity to enjoy lots of fun activities too, making new special memories and helping them to move forward positively with their lives.

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It was amazing to see over 1000 people coming along to this year’s event for a fun day out; the event has grown in size each year and is now a firm date in our events calendar. We are incredibly grateful to Thomas and Amelia Courtauld for allowing us to use their beautiful grounds at Barningham Hall, and East of England Co-op who have sponsored the event for the fourth year in a row.”

Many local businesses contributed donations of Easter Eggs to give away to the children who attended the event, including Aquaterra Energy, Britvic, The Virgin Money Lounge, Kinnerton and Signs Express Norwich.

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Nelson’s Journey’s next event will be aimed at an older audience, with their Gin Fest taking place on Friday 31st May at the Great Hospital, Norwich. Tickets are £15 each and can be purchased from Eventbrite.

For more information about Nelson’s Journey and the services they provide to children and young people in Norfolk, please visit our website at www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk

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