Thornham holds Harvest Moon Festival

Pauline Hammans (Hammans), of Polly's Pickles and Preserves, shows organiser, Pauline Daisley-Brown one of the jellies made from hedgerow fruit picked by youngsters helped by the charity MLNF14PB10060 ANL-140310-145423001
Pauline Hammans (Hammans), of Polly's Pickles and Preserves, shows organiser, Pauline Daisley-Brown one of the jellies made from hedgerow fruit picked by youngsters helped by the charity MLNF14PB10060 ANL-140310-145423001

The first Farvest Moon Festival at Drove orchards in Thornham blended music from folk to reggae to stalls with eco-friendly produce.

It was all in aid of the charity, Change of Scene and founder and organiser, Pauline Daisley-Brown was delighted with both the £500 raised and the response.

She said: “The charity was founded three years ago and became active in Norfolk last year. Everyone gave their time for nothing: the artists, businesses who provided the marquees and the sound system - everyone.

“The charity aims to help, for example, youngsters with problems at home or school, carers who need a break, anyone who needs a change of scene,” said Ms Daisley-Brown.

For those helped, a break in the country may involve looking after animals, going on pony rides or simply going for walks.

One group from Lynn recently went fruit picking amongst the hedgerows and the result was turned into hedgerow jellies and jams made with blackberries and apples.

These were sold at the fair by Pauline Hammans, of Polly’s Pickles and preserves.

Ms Daisley-Brown said: “The fair had a lovely atmosphere and was a wonderful success. More than one visitor who enjoyed the fair said it was something different.

“I’m so grateful and would like to give a huge thanks to our sponsors and all those who provided their services for free. I hope it will become an annual fundraiser.”

The event raised £500 for Change of Scene.