Heacham lavender festival will boost hospice

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Norfolk Lavender will be staging its annual festival at Heacham this weekend which will celebrate the first harvest of its crop.

The festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6, will raise funds for Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, which it has supported every year since 2009 raising £6,500 to date.

There will be attractions designed to appeal to all the family, including a bouncy castle, face painting and a chance for youngsters to meet four-legged friends in the animal farm.

Adults will be able to enjoy a glass of Pimm’s, browse craft stalls and the Walsingham Farm Shop, and meet the head gardener. There will also be the opportunity to see lavender being distilled.

Falconry and beekeeping displays are planned, a tombola plus a barbecue and afternoon teas.

Mark Shea, the Norfolk Hospice’s commercial director, thanked Norfolk Lavender for its continued support. He said: “The hospice could not function without businesses like Norfolk Lavender raising funds for the charity.

“We are striving to raise additional funds to support the provision of new services when we open the new hospice facility in Hillington later this year.

“The Norfolk Lavender Festival has contributed greatly to our fundraising in the past and I hope this year will do the same, while providing as ever, a tremendously enjoyable day out for the whole family.”