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Seaside village celebrating Norfolk Day with free family fun day

PUBLISHED: 06:30 21 June 2018

Mundesley residents which will be celebrating Norfolk Day on July 27 with a free family fun day. Pitcure: DOREEN JOY

Mundesley residents which will be celebrating Norfolk Day on July 27 with a free family fun day. Pitcure: DOREEN JOY

DOREEN JOY

A coastal village will showcase its strong community bond at a free family fun day.

Residents of Mundesley which will celebrate Norfolk Day on July 27 with a family fun day on Gold Park. Picture: DOREEN JOYResidents of Mundesley which will celebrate Norfolk Day on July 27 with a family fun day on Gold Park. Picture: DOREEN JOY

The event on Mundesley’s Gold Park takes place on Friday, July 27 from noon-4pm.

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It has been organised by Mundesley Parish Council.

Paragliders at Mundesley beach and cliffs in the summer sunshine.  Picture: MARK BULLIMOREParagliders at Mundesley beach and cliffs in the summer sunshine. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Doreen Joy, 46, parish council clerk, said: “We know it will be a good day.”

The fun day will include miniature therapy donkeys, arts and crafts, an obstacle course, face painting, music, games, Punch and Judy, a fun dog show and teas and coffees by Mundesley Women’s Institute.

Several village organisations will be represented by various stalls and the Royal British Legion will perform the Last Post to commemorate 100 years since the First World War ended.

Visitors can also learn about the village’s green dog scheme, which promotes the picking up of dog mess by pet owners.

Ms Joy, who lives in Chapel Road in nearby Roughton, moved from London more than two years ago.

She had no family or friends in the area but wanted to live in or near Mundesley after coming on a holiday to the seaside village.

The parish clerk, who also runs dog rescue organisation Dogue De Bordeaux Rehoming and Rescue UK, said: “We would be silly not to get involved in Norfolk Day.

“It is important for Mundesley to be involved because the village is a great place to visit. We want to raise the profile of the village. We need people to come here to keep it alive.

“It is about bringing everyone together. We want it to be accessible to everybody.

“There is something at the fun day for the whole family, whether you are young or old.”

People can come in fancy dress.

Ms Joy added: “Mundesley is a piece of England that not many people have heard about. It is beautiful. It is a proper community. People power exists here. We want to do Norfolk Day justice.”

The fun dog show takes place between 1-3pm and entries need to arrive by 11am. There are 10 classes and it costs £1 per class entry.

Parking will be available on Beach Road Car Park and an overflow car park will be in operation.

■To send in details of your Norfolk Day event email norfolkday@archant.co.uk, tweet @norfolk or message the Norfolk Day Facebook page.

Norfolk Day online shop

An online shop has been launched selling Norfolk Day marketing material which event organisers can display on the day.

The shop is selling a four-pack of flags, four-pack of A3 posters and 20 balloons at £4, while 5m of bunting is £7.50.

Celebration packs containing all of the above are available for £15.

Norfolk Day takes place on Friday, July 27 and is intended as a day of fun in which individuals, community groups and businesses are encouraged to get involved by hosting or participating in events.

The initiative was launched by the EDP and Norwich Evening News in partnership with BBC Radio Norfolk and has the backing of business and community organisations who are planning events for the day.

Details of events will be revealed in the newspaper, online and via social media.

To order Norfolk Day materials, visit www.norfolkday.co.uk

Estimated delivery time is 28 days.

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