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Love West Norfolk Day is the biggest yet as campaigners hail impact of celebration



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Organisers of Love West Norfolk Day have hailed this year’s celebration of the borough as the biggest and best yet.

The third annual campaign day took place last Friday and saw a whole host of businesses and community groups getting involved.

West Norfolk Council chief executive Lorraine Gore said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the response to Love West Norfolk Day both online and offline.

Hunstanton Heritage Centre chairman Amanda Bosworth explains why she loves West Norfolk (29613545)
Hunstanton Heritage Centre chairman Amanda Bosworth explains why she loves West Norfolk (29613545)

“We are so grateful to every single person who got involved and helped us to share just how special this part of the world is.

“It was a joy to see such an outpouring of passion and enthusiasm for West Norfolk.”

A number of events during the day had links to the campaign, including the opening of Hunstanton’s Heritage Centre and a special bellringing session at St Edmund’s Church in Downham.

Lynn News editor Mark Leslie backs the cause (29613541)
Lynn News editor Mark Leslie backs the cause (29613541)

Several schools also joined in with art and video projects, while MP James Wild, campaign ambassador James Bagge and several businesses took to social media to show their support, generating hundreds of posts promoting the cause.

And Lynn’s parkrunners also showed their support for the cause during their weekly event in the Walks on Saturday, braving the gales of Storm Dennis in the process.

Also among those backing the day was Graham Woodcock, chairman of West Norfolk Rugby Club.

He said: “We’ve been loving West Norfolk for almost 100 years now. West Norfolk Rugby Club was founded in 1925.

Lynn parkrunners show their love for West Norfolk (29613262)
Lynn parkrunners show their love for West Norfolk (29613262)

“We take pride in our name and our heritage and our strong links with Kings Lynn and West Norfolk.”

Love West Norfolk Day may have passed for another year, but the campaign still wants to hear your reasons for loving this area during the rest of 2020. You can get involved now by visiting www.lovewestnorfolk.co.uk/#tellus



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