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Nelson's Journey host first ever Gin Fest

Written by  Louise Archer
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Nelson's Journey host first ever Gin Fest

On Friday 31st May 2019 Nelson’s Journey hosted our first ever Gin Festival at The Great Hospital Norwich. We are proud to have raised and amazing £4845 towards our work with Norfolk's bereaved children but also to have raised the profile of our charity and the work we do in our community.

Three bars were running on the night, one offering British and Irish gins another featuring International gins and one offering cocktails designed by VanVino Norwich featuring edible flowers from Nurtured in Norfolk.

The evening was sponsored by some fantastic Norfolk business  including main event sponsors Swallowtail Print , Cocktail Bar sponsors Heritage Will Writers, a huge donation of gin from Paragraph and gin expertise, bar hire and gin master class from Van Vino.

Swallowtail Print our main event sponsored quoted:“Nelson’s Journey is a local charity and has helped some of our employees and their families. By sponsoring the Gin Festival, we are helping to raise awareness of the charity along with raising funds for them to continue their amazing work in helping bereaved children and young people.”

Guests were entertained by Quirk Events with an amazing DJ set with live singing and saxophonist. Guests were also invited to take a Selfie at our Selfie Station supplied by Classic Event Chair Covers Ltd. The room was decorated with props from Belles and Beaus wedding hire and venue styling.

We received some amazing prizes all displayed on a fabulously dressed raffle ladder including SLM Toyota Norwich , Redwell Brewing , Be At One Norwich, Lisa Angel Jewelry and Accessories , Virgin Wines and Paragraph

Amazing volunteer support was on hand from our very own Nelson's Journey volunteer team and also corporate supporters HSBC and Royalbank of Scotland who helped set up the event and ran the bars and activities throughout the event.

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About Nelson’s Journey

Nelson’s Journey aims to improve the emotional wellbeing of bereaved children by: increasing their confidence and self belief, providing education about the causes of death, enabling families to talk openly about their bereavement.  We also provide opportunities to remember those who have died and help children to express and understand their emotions.

Nelson’s Journey endeavours to ‘Bring back smiles to bereaved children’

For further information visit www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk

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