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Rockland St Mary residents raise over £2,000 for the nook appeal

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Rockland St Mary residents raise over £2,000 for the nook appeal

Villagers of Rockland St Mary raised £2,100 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) at a family fun day to celebrate Norfolk Day.

The event was organised by Wally, Lorraine and Luke Mason, plus landlord of The New Inn Terry Webb.

It featured a demonstration of traditional reed cutting, with grandfather Wally an experienced hand at what was a common sight on the Norfolk Broads for decades before changes in technology. There was also live music and a variety of stalls.

Tim Jenkins, EACH Norfolk Community Fundraiser, said: “Big thanks to Wally, Lorraine, Luke, The New Inn and all the other villagers and businesses who came together to make this event such a success. We’re delighted to have benefited from what was obviously a special day in celebrating a great tradition of this wonderful county.

“Money raised will be going towards the nook appeal. The total is over £8 million and we’re really hoping that, with the continued support of communities like this one, we can reach the £10 million target sooner rather than later. The new hospice is starting to take shape and we hope it might be operational by summer next year.”

For more information about the nook appeal go to www.each.org.uk/the-nook.

Last modified on Wednesday, 02 January 2019 18:32

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