Marham fun day brings hall upgrade aim closer
Work to upgrade facilities at a West Norfolk community hub has taken a major step forward following a village fun day at the weekend.
For the past two years, community leaders and volunteers in Marham have been raising thousands of pounds to improve their village hall.
And the latest phase of the programme, to install a disabled toilet, was boosted by the £1,549 raised at Sunday's event.
Parish council chairman Tina Hawkins is one of several councillors and residents who are involved in the organisation of the event, which she described as "absolutely fantastic."
The day was the second of its kind to be organised by the parish council and volunteers since they took it on from the village's bowls club.
Mrs Hawkins said more than 1,500 people had attended
She said: "We've put in a defibrilator for the use of the village and we've just had a disabled access ramp put in. We raised £3,500 in two years to the defibrilator and the ramp.
"We have a lovely team who have worked really hard."
Around another £4,000 is needed for the new toilet facilities and a range of events, including fairs and a race night, will be held at the hall over the coming months to boost the cause.
Meanwhile, planning is also underway for the 2019 fun day, which officials hope will be even bigger than this year.
Anyone interested in getting involved with the organisation or booking stalls or classic car places should email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.