As West Norfolk prepares to welcome some of the equestrian world’s biggest stars next week, officials have unveiled a new fundraising link-up with a county cancer charity.
Big C, which has a support centre in Norfolk Street, Lynn, has been named as the official charity partner of the Burnham Market International Horse Trials, which start next Thursday.
Organiser Alec Lochore said: “This is a wonderful charity which makes a real difference to the lives of cancer patients and their families.
“We are delighted to have them as our official charity this year and hope that we can help them raise a significant amount of money.”
The charity will stage an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19, during the trials weekend.
Entries are £1 each with all the proceeds going towards the charity’s work to support people affected by cancer in Norfolk.
The partnership will also continue at the Houghton International trials, which take place at Houghton Hall in late May.
Community fundraiser Rachel Francis said she was excited by the link.
She said: “I attend the events every year anyway so to have the charity that I work for benefit from them is fantastic – I can’t think of a better way to spread the word.”
The trials weekend will also feature dozens of trade stands and other family attractions including bouncy castles, a climbing wall and circus workshops.
Meanwhile, planned roadworks which were due to start next week have been delayed because of the horse trials.
Norfolk County Council officials say the resurfacing work on the B1153 Church Place and Well Street in Docking will now take place in the school summer holidays.
n A preview of next week’s competition is featured on the Back Page.