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'Virtual West Norfolk' campaign launched online

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Whilst we remain in lockdown during Covid-19, a new ‘Virtual West Norfolk’ online campaign has been launched to bring the area’s many attributes to people in their own homes.

Through Virtual West Norfolk (#virtualwestnorfolk) people are being encouraged to share their memories of West Norfolk – in pictures and films – and add to a growing online collection of the area which people can enjoy safely at home.

The idea has come about in recognition of the fact that West Norfolk is usually a tourist hotspot but people are being asked to stay away at the moment.

Photo by Matthew Jessop (33831192)
Photo by Matthew Jessop (33831192)

Love West Norfolk, West Norfolk Council, and Visit West Norfolk have joined forces to encourage people to enjoy West Norfolk virtually.

James Bagge, Love West Norfolk’s Ambassador said: “We know that West Norfolk is a beautiful and special part of the world. We also know that at its heart is a unique caring community personified currently by our local NHS, carer and other front line heroes. Usually we would be welcoming visitors to enjoy everything that the area has to offer. But not now.

“We are grateful for everyone who is staying at home during the current time and through our Virtual West Norfolk activity, we will do our best to bring you the many attributes of the area through our online channels.

“And we need your help. Please do share your reflections on the place and the people in pictures and films with us so we can share these widely for everyone to enjoy at home.”

Photo by Kelly Rix (33831194)
Photo by Kelly Rix (33831194)

James’ remarks were echoed by Elizabeth Nockolds, who said: “Our message at the moment is very simple: please stay at home.

“We really look forward to welcoming people back to the area when it is safe to do so but for now, we will bring you Virtual West Norfolk to enjoy in your own homes.”

To get involved, all anyone has to do is share their West Norfolk memories via the #lovewestnorfolk hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, and by uploading them to the Love West Norfolk Facebook page. Love West Norfolk can be found: Twitter and Facebook: @LoveWestNorfolk and Instagram: love_west_norfolk

Virtual West Norfolk images and films will be shared throughout the lockdown.

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