Fun day planned at north Norfolk charity

On Sunday September 1 Thornage Hall Independent Living, near Holt, will be open to the general public.

From 11.30am to 4.00pm the annual Garden Fete is an opportunity for those who live and work at Thornage Hall to share their experience of this unique community in the heart of North Norfolk.

Angie Steggles, Chief Executive of Thornage Hall Independent Living, said: “2019 is our 30th year and I am delighted to be opening the doors to the public, sharing the work that we do today, our plans for the future and the values that drive us with the wider community.

“The Garden Fete is not only an opportunity to learn more about the community at Thornage Hall, it is a day out for the whole family with a range of activities, stalls and produce to eat or take home.”

Here is some of what’s happening on the day:
• Cooking Demonstration from Ashley Williamson of Benedicts Restaurant, Norwich
• Music from the Midnight Specials and the Sam Smith Singers
• Norfolk Wild Encounters, Birds of Prey
• Cakes & Refreshments, bread, barbecue with their own Red Poll beef burgers, bio-dynamic vegetable stall, family beef packs, hand made arts and crafts
• Stall holders selling local produce, books, preserves, ceramics, ice creams
• Traditional fete games and face painting
• Farm and garden walk, demonstrating their system of Bio-dynamic land management
• Raffle with prizes donated by local businesses – All of the funds raised through the fete will go towards their £1m fundraising appeal for Orchard Lodge. Four fully accessible accommodation units that will help to ensure that they are able to continue to provide an inclusive service for those with a learning difficulty into older life.

Thornage Hall is located 5 miles south east of Holt off the B1110. Entrance is just £2.50 for adults and free for children under the age of 16.

Thornage Hall

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