Harper Knight, aged two, from Thetford, Norfolk has been dressing up each Clap for Carers Thursday at 8pm as one of the nation’s key workers for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
Mum, Anna Knight, 34, Owner and Operator of Little City Norfolk, had been in the process of launching the mobile role play franchise for children before lockdown.
Anna was still receiving new deliveries regularly full of costumes and props for children during the first few weeks of lockdown, which greatly excited Harper in a time where she was exceptionally upset to not see her grandparents or playmates.
One Thursday evening Harper decided to wear a police officer outfit during the time of Clap for Carers applause. Anna took photos of her and posted them to her social media accounts.
The local community then started to get involved, with some commenting that it made their week and they were looking forward to seeing what Harper would wear next.
After the overwhelming positive response and continued engagement Harper’s outfits attracted, Anna decided to do something beneficial with the attention and set up a fundraiser on JustGiving for EACH here.
Harper’s outfits have since included a firefighter, a nurse, Captain Tom Moore, a post officer and a supermarket worker.
Some of the famous North Norfolk Bagot goats have headed south to continue their valuable conservation and habitat-management work.
The 15 billies have been sent on a long-term loan to heathland near Thetford, on land looked after by Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
The loan follows the sale of a group of billies to Suffolk Wildlife Trust last year.
Cllr Sarah Butikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council, said: “We’re delighted that the wildlife trusts see the same potential benefits as we do.
The goats are a cost-effective way of managing vegetation and vulnerable habitats, and they act as a draw for tourists, too.”