Tilney St Lawrence fun day for Norfolk Hospice and Teenage Cancer Trust
Roughly £4,500 has been raised for two charities through a family fun day at a West Norfolk village hall yesterday.
The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House and the Teenage Cancer Trust were chosen as the two charities to support through the event, which took place at Tilney St Lawrence Village Hall.
Plenty of businesses and local groups were involved with the event including the Sea Cadets, who oversaw the car parking on the day.
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service took a fire engine to the event and Norfolk Owls also entertained the crowds with their birds.
Emily Locks and Emma Millar of Dedicated Care East Anglia arranged the event, and are already planning to raise funds for an Alzheimer's charity next year.
Emily Locks said: "I would like to show my appreciation to everyone who came to show their support. Emma and me have worked hard for months and to see it all come together, it makes my job rewarding and makes it all worthwhile.
"It is the nature of our job as a lot of our service users like this sort of thing so that's what we put in place for the fun day.
"People were buying food and sitting to listen to the music, and children were getting their face painted and glittered, which was a huge hit.
"It was a lovely day, nice weather for it, with lots going on. There was a nice amount of people all day."
A total of 106 prizes were on offer through a raffle with the top prize being a UK cottage break. This was won by a service user from Dedicated Care.
Other prizes included spa breaks, museum trips, local gym vouchers and London theatre tickets.
Organisers said many people commented on how good the prizes were.
Inflatables, ZORBS, candy-floss, popcorn, slushies and ice cream were also available as well as a licensed bar and tombola.