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The umbrellas were up inside a West Norfolk parish church at the weekend, though it wasn’t necessarily because of the weather.

Around 20 community groups in Docking took part in an inaugural umbrella festival, which was held at the village’s St Mary’s Church on Saturday and Sunday.

Collection buckets were placed under each display to help the participating organisations raise funds for their various activities.

The First Umbrella Festival at Docking Parish Church. .21 groups decorating umbrellas which are on display in the church raising funds for various good causes. Buckets under each one. Umbrellas decorated on either St George's Day or Easter themes...Arthur Chestney ( two & a half years old) takes a look at the Umbrella by Docking Brownies. (9278206)
The First Umbrella Festival at Docking Parish Church. .21 groups decorating umbrellas which are on display in the church raising funds for various good causes. Buckets under each one. Umbrellas decorated on either St George's Day or Easter themes...Arthur Chestney ( two & a half years old) takes a look at the Umbrella by Docking Brownies. (9278206)

Each umbrella was decorated on the theme of Easter or St George’s Day.

And a raffle and tombola raised a total of £884.85 for church funds.

Organiser Marion Honeyman said they had been keen to pursue an alternative idea to the popular Christmas tree festivals that take place at many churches.

She added: “We were very pleased with the result.”



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