Walking, racing, dining and listening to raise hospice funds

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Events lined up in the next few weeks to help boost funds for Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, include a snowdrop charity walk through the grounds of Walsingham Abbey.

On Saturday, February 15, visitors will be able to wander around 18 acres of woodland carpeted in the snow white flowers which surround the impressive medieval ruins of the Priory. There will be a competition to hunt Hugh the Bear, the mascot of the hospice, and free teas and coffee will be provided. The grounds are open from 10am to 4pm and admission is £2.50 for children and £4 for adults.

On Friday, February 28, there will be high speed action from the course during a Race Night at Park House Hotel at Sandringham. Tickets cost £5, which include a Priors hotdog, and the starter’s orders for the first race begin at 7.30pm.

On Saturday, March 8, football legend Peter Shilton will be the guest speaker at the Campaign Care ’94 20th anniversary dinner and charity auction at the Le Strange Arms Hotel in Old Hunstanton.

Tickets cost £40 and proceeds will be divided between the hospice and the Bob Champion Cancer Trust. To buy tickets contact Simon Massen on 01485 579467.

At Hunstanton Town Hall on Friday, March 14, a concert will be given by King’s Lynn Male Voice Choir featuring soprano Amber Batten. Tickets costing £10 are available from the hospice fundraising office and the Hospice Shop in Hunstanton.

Further afield, in Norwich, on Thursday, March 6, the Hospice Hold Up takes place at the Masonic Lodge in St Giles, when business people from around the city will be handcuffed, photographed and locked up until they can raise enough from their contacts to bail them out. More information is available from Jackie Cameron on 07786 920450.