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New Monopoly game featuring West Norfolk landmarks launches to fundraise for Norfolk Hospice

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West Norfolk is on the map - the Monopoly map, after a bespoke edition of the game was released this week featuring places and companies here.

The game will be sold as part of a major fundraising effort by the Norfolk Hospice, which is based at Hillington.

It will cost £29.99 and altogether 6,000 sets of the game have been made featuring North Norfolk and West Norfolk names and places.

Norfolk Hospice Monopoly Board Launch. Burnham Market.. (21543774)
Norfolk Hospice Monopoly Board Launch. Burnham Market.. (21543774)

Already 1,000 of the boards have been snapped up including the first one put on sale at the launch at No Twenty9 restaurant and bar in Burnham Market on Tuesday which fetched an amazing £500 bid in the charity auction.

The Monopoly makers only authorise three bespoke boards to be made each year.

Among the 36 sponsored squares on the board are Sandringham House, Houghton Hall, No Twenty9, True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum, Fakenham Racecourse, Adrian Flux Arena, Pentney Abbey, Oxnead Hall, Manor Mews, Amazona Zoo, Pensthorpe Natural Park, Cromer Pier, Port of Wells, Bircham Windmill, the Royal Station Wolferton, Hunstanton Beach, Brancaster Beach, Cromer Beach and Wells Beach.

John Garrett,senior hospice financial officer, told the launch that his colleague Tammy Green, senior fundraiser for the organisation, deserved the credit for getting the board up and running in just five months.

He said: “I know Tammy has had a lot of sleepless nights, a lot of hard days.”

She said: “In May this year we started looking for a fundraising project that would generate significant funds for the hospice and put us permanently on the map, because there are still a lot of people who don’t know what we do and our services, generate significant income and also increase much-needed awareness as well.”

She said her family had had to endure lots of “eat, sleep repeat Monopoly and my family who are here tonight will no doubt tell you just how painful that was at times!”

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