West Norfolk NSPCC 120 years old

John Hurt at The NSPCC Legacy Garden ANL-140907-144457001
John Hurt at The NSPCC Legacy Garden ANL-140907-144457001
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The West Norfolk branch of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has celebrated its 120th birthday in glittering company.

Supporters celebrated the day at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show alongside high-profile backers of the charity, including actor John Hurt.

They were there celebrating the national charity’s 130th birthday last Tuesday by hanging legacy messages in a tree in the centre of a garden at the show.

At the centre of the garden is a Copper Beech tree where the messages from supporters and young people have been displayed.

The NSPCC’s West Norfolk group was formed in July, 1894 – exactly 10 years after the national charity was formed.

Tina Hoyles, West Norfolk NSPCC secretary, said: “As a committee we are extremely proud to be a part of the NSPCC’s 130th birthday celebrations in this way.

“Our message for future generations which is being displayed in the tree is, for there to be no cruelty to children. Full stop.”