All aboard as miniature railway hosts fundraiser

Eaton Park Miniture Railway's fundraising day for Quidenham/EACH Nook appeal. The Nook friends group

Eaton Park Miniture Railway's fundraising day for Quidenham/EACH Nook appeal. The Nook friends group, Judith Sykes, Ray Sykes, Freda Leeson, Lynn Gooderham, Janet Grage and Roy Grage, having a ride on one of the trains. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

It was full steam ahead for the Nook Appeal at Eaton Park this Bank Holiday Monday.

The park's miniature railway helped keep the appeal on track with a day of fundraising.

And unfavourable weather conditions could not derail the fun, as families braved the drizzle to raise money for East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

The day was organised by the Norwich and District Society of Model Engineers (N&DSME) which operates the Eaton Park Miniature Railway.

Between 1pm and 5pm, special trains were running, with proceeds going towards EACH's vision for a new hospice in Framlingham.


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John Peterson, N&DSME club chairman, said: 'Following the successful first EACH day last year, we were pleased to repeat the day again for 2016.

'We always enjoy these special days at the railway and we know park visitors do too.'

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Carol Plunkett, EACH Norfolk fundraising manager, said: 'We'd like to say a big thank you to Eaton Park Miniature Railway for choosing to support our Nook appeal. The continued support is fantastic.'

Do you have a charity story? Contact David Hannant on david.hannant@archant.co.uk.

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