Guests meet a menagerie at Norwich urban farm’s festive fundraiser

Volunteers at charity fundraiser Angelica's Rainbow Christmas, at the Marlpit community centre in No

Volunteers at charity fundraiser Angelica's Rainbow Christmas, at the Marlpit community centre in Norwich. Picture: Lucy Galvin - Credit: Lucy Galvin

Guests enjoyed a festive fundraiser at Norwich's only urban animal farm.

Stella Galvin, volunteer, Poppy the unicorn and Lora Steggles, director of Angelica's Rainbow, prepa

Stella Galvin, volunteer, Poppy the unicorn and Lora Steggles, director of Angelica's Rainbow, preparing for the Christmas fundraiser. Picture: Lora Steggles - Credit: Archant

More than 50 people attended the Angelica's Rainbow Christmas celebration at the Marlpit community centre in Hellesdon Road, which was complete with a live 'unicorn' – Poppy the Shetland pony – and 'dragon' – Amber the reptile.

Animals from the not-for-profit farm were named and adopted at the event on Saturday. There was also a range of handcrafted gifts on sale and a raffle, with some prizes supplied by Norwich wine merchant The Drunken Maitre D.

The final fundraising total has yet to be counted but the event is thought to have made a 'great contribution' to Angelica's Rainbow's funds.

Lucy Galvin, chairman of the Marlpit community centre, said: 'We were delighted to support this lively event and were excited to see so many animals at the centre. It's a true community organisation and lots of fun was had by all.'


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