Norfolk based Aquaterra Energy who specialise in offshore oil and gas engineering are joining forces with Nelson’s Journey to support the charity’s annual ‘Purple Picnic’ fundraiser this July, with the event helping to raise funds to improve the emotional wellbeing of bereaved children living in Norfolk. The official picnic week runs from the 4th to the 10th of July but people are welcome to picnic anytime during the month.
Across the county, schools, work colleagues, friends and families are being encouraged to tuck into their own Purple Picnics and help raise money for bereaved children and young people in Norfolk.
A Purple Picnic is a way for people to come together to raise funds for the charity, whilst also providing an opportunity for people to remember those that have died. It’s about creating memories and sharing some fantastic food. Whilst it’s promoted as a picnic week, you don’t have to limit yourself to a traditional picnic, there's plenty of other ways to get involved, i.e. hold a coffee morning or a bake sale. If you don't have time to plan something, why not give up your favourite foodie treat (i.e. chocolate or weekly takeaway) for the week and donate the money you save, to the charity.
Nelson’s Journey’s Funding & Marketing Manager, Gary Stevens, said “We hope that people and organisations will join us throughout July, as we come together to hold purple picnics across Norfolk as part of our fundraising efforts. Thank you to everyone that has already signed up, helping us to support bereaved children in Norfolk. The last 2 years have been especially difficult for our fundraising, with demand for our services at a high level. In March this year we received the highest number of calls for support since the charity began, and in the first part of the year, referrals increased by 35% from the same time last year. With fundraising being incredibly important to us, we are asking people in the community to get behind our Purple Picnic week and help us to bring back smiles to these children and young people in our county.”
Anyone can get involved by registering to hold a Purple Picnic here: http://www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk/purple-picnic/
For more information about Nelson’s Journey, please visit their website at www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk