Easter egg hunt is great success

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Families flocked to an Easter Egg Hunt in Little Plumstead this Easter, helping to raise almost £2,000 for charity Nelson's Journey.

The popular family fun day, now in its second year, is sponsored by the East of England Co-op Funeral Services, and raises money for the charity which supports bereaved children across Norfolk. 

As well as an Easter Egg Hunt, families that attended the event at the historic Octagon Barn enjoyed Easter themed art and crafts activities throughout the day. Children were able to try their hand at making brightly coloured Easter bonnets and headbands, Easter egg sun-catchers and chick handprint decorations. 

Sophie Berry, funding and marketing manager at Nelson's Journey, said: "This Easter Egg Hunt has been a massive hit with families across Norfolk, who also enjoyed taking part in the variety of activities on offer. 

"Nelson's Journey has received a record number of referrals in 2017, which means that our resources are being stretched and fundraising has never been more important. Thanks to the sponsorship from the East of England Co-op Funeral Services, the costs of putting on this event are minimal, allowing us to put the funds raised back into helping bring back smiles to our community's bereaved children."

More than 600 people attended and a raffle and tombola were run to help raise money. There was also a lucky winner of a huge 1kg Lindt bunny as part of the activities on the day.   

Rob Head, Norfolk area manager from the East of England Co-op Funeral Services, said: “We are proud to support many local events every year and this has definitely been one of our highlights. It was such a fantastic way to celebrate Easter, with hundreds of people coming together to help raise a huge amount of money for a very worthwhile cause.

“Nelson’s Journey offers valuable support to children when they need it most and the money raised from this Easter Egg Hunt will go a long way in funding their important work.”

To find out more about Nelson’s Journey, visit www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk.